When can I plant the bulbs and how do I care for them over winter?

When can I plant the bulbs and how do I care for them over winter, I live in Minnesota

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  • Judy Judy on May 12, 2019

    Irma check your local cooperative extension for planting guides. Usually when frost is gone and the ground has warmed a bit you can plant. Enjoy your flowers.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on May 12, 2019

    Glads are so beautiful, Irma. I love mine. We planted ours in the fall and fed them bone meal as long as the growing season lasted. Then the next spring they came up and bloomed well. We used mulch (cypress or cedar to prevent attracting termites) to help protect them in winter and hold moisture in summer. Hope this helps and good luck with them!

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on May 12, 2019

    Planting

    1. Plant gladiolus corms in the spring once the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. ...
    2. Gladioli like well-drained soil and full sun.
    3. Ready your garden by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to about 12 to 15 inches deep. ...
    4. If your grow gladioli primarily for cut flowers, plant them in rows.