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how plant gladious bulb

Post by imranarshad263 » September 10th, 2015, 10:55 pm

Please tell me complete process to plant glad bulb its sowing depth and all information about watering after planting

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Re: how plant gladious bulb

Post by Izhar » September 11th, 2015, 11:50 am

Late October to mid November sowing in a well drained soil, sow 2-3 inches deep, soil should be mixed with lots of compost... water it like any other annual.. when flowering is finished just cut the flowering stalk and keep watering plant as usual, the leaves will start getting yellow and dry by March end stop watering and dig the corms by mid April.. No fertilizer is required as such but you can use DAP in very small quantity once the shoots emerge..

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Re: how plant gladious bulb

Post by imranarshad263 » September 11th, 2015, 12:11 pm

Thanks Izhar bhi for reply I need to know when water the bulb after planting first time some bulb I read only one time watering till sign of life appear

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Re: how plant gladious bulb

Post by Izhar » September 11th, 2015, 12:16 pm

Yes that is correct but I used to water them like normal plants and none rotted... another thing i missed is using a cane to keep the growing plant straight...

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Re: how plant gladious bulb

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » September 13th, 2015, 8:43 am

Izhar wrote:Yes that is correct but I used to water them like normal plants and none rotted... another thing i missed is using a cane to keep the growing plant straight...
Sir is it practicable if you want to plant a few thousand commercially like him.
The new corm develops on top of old one so the new plant has little earth to support it and keep it erect, wouldn't it be better if the corms were planted a little deeper.

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Re: how plant gladious bulb

Post by Izhar » September 14th, 2015, 9:45 am

Not in our part of world but good commercial growers use wires to keep their plants upright straight... marked difference can be seen between supported and un-supported plants...

2-3 inch depth of sowing is good in my experience, what is your opinion??

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Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » September 17th, 2015, 1:42 pm

Izhar wrote:Not in our part of world but good commercial growers use wires to keep their plants upright straight... marked difference can be seen between supported and un-supported plants...

2-3 inch depth of sowing is good in my experience, what is your opinion??
I hve poor opinion of the plant. The performance is below my expectations.

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