Having moved to a new garden this year, I’ve done a terrible job at staying on top of things. While I’m way behind in terms of starting my seed trays, I did manage to get my gladiolus bulbs into the ground in a timely fashion.
This season, I made an order of corms from the ‘Wholesale for Small Scale Growers’ facebook group. Most of the varieties are those which I would consider to be “fancy.” So there are lots of pastel and “frizzle” types. To say that I’m excited would absolutely be an understatement.
I decided to arrange my corms in narrow trenches. In the past, I have planted intensively in a wider row, but the results were most always quite poor. Planting in this way ensure that no more than 2 or 3 corms are grown next to each other. I’ll also really need to focus on keeping the beds weed free. It seems that gladiolus despise any sort of competition in order to grow their best.
For now, I’m waiting patiently for the first bulbs to begin breaking through the soil. Hopefully, there will be a veritable rainbow of color in the beds this year. What do you think? Are you growing any glads this year? I’d love to hear all about it down in the comment section below. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! I hope that you’re having a really great day!