My parents planted Gladiolus this year and they have bloomed beautifully!
Mom says they take a lot of fussing over but they look terrific on the table.
My parents do what is called square foot gardening.
Everything is in raised beds.
They make their own soil.
1/3 peat, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 aged manure.
They don’t use pesticide or fertilizer.
They hardly get any weeds and the plants love it.
This type of gardening is easy for them to work with.
They planted over 100 bulbs then found out they may need to dig up to winter in the cellar then replant in spring.
If you’re ok with the extra work these are definitely worth it!