You will need
- - gladiolus;
- - fertilizers;
- - potassium permanganate;
- - green paint.
Choose a planting gladioli well-lit, dry sites, better if it is a fertile loam or sandy loam. In the autumn dig the ground with a bayonet spade, at the same time making humus at the rate of 2 buckets per square meter. Please note that you can only use compost and not manure.
In the spring wait until the soil has warmed up to 9-10C and dry. In advance, prepare the bulbs of the gladioli. This will clean them and treat with warm water. Heat water to 30 ° C, dip bulbs for 5 minutes, then wipe and dry. This method will speed up the flowering time.
Before planting soak the bulbs in a pink solution of potassium permanganate for 1-2 hours. It will perish pathogens of gladiolus. If during the winter there was a place cut them with a sharp knife and apply the paint. After that be sure to dry the slices for 1-2 weeks and then spend presowing treatment of what is written above.
Make a well in the soil furrow depth of 10-12 cm between rows – 20 cm, pour on the bottom a little sand mixed with compost and place the bulbs at a distance of 10-12 cm If the soil is acidic, sprinkle lightly with the bottom of the grooves and even ash. Bury the bulbs and pour. Kids plant in furrows with a depth of 5 cm, the distance between the children observe in 5-6 cm Before planting open their protective shell.
Watering should be done not often, but profusely, the moisture has penetrated to the roots. Be sure to loosen soil every 2-3 weeks, this can be done with simultaneous removal of weeds. Spend fertilizing with liquid fertilizer at least 3 times over the summer.
Tie the stems of gladioli that they do not fall under the weight of inflorescences. In the autumn cut off all the flowers and even the unopened flower stalks. This is to ensure that the bulbs have time to digging to gain traction. Until frost dig up the gladioli, cut the stems and roots, dry them and store in a cool, dry place.