My gladiolas are still new in the bag.

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It was so hot and dry this summer that I did not put my gladiolas out. When I bought them at Walmart, I already had a place picked out for them. But the weather turned into a drought here in Kentucky and everything roasted outside. It was a horrible mess here. My gladiola buds (bulbs?) are still in their netted bag. I would like to put them out eventually. What should I do with them right now? Dark closet? Plant them indoors? Will they bloom inside?
 
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You may have to store them with peat moss in your attic or cellar. Take them out in March or whenever is your planting season and plant them. I do this every year in winter. Our planting season starts in late January. I will be happy to pull out the bulbs and get them going soon.
 
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For the last several years Ihave just left my gladiolas in the ground over winter and they have come back each year. Now it has not been a super cold winter so that may be why. I like a lot of the bulbs but do not like the ones that I have to dig up each fall and replant in the spring.
 
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I agree with Maddie, as to what to do next with these. Since they have been unplanted for so long you may lose some, but I don't believe I have ever heard of anyone successfully growing Glads inside. You could do an experiment though, and try with a few! I have grown them in containers out on a deck and they did very well. Rich well drained soil is all you need, along with enough sun. They need a good depth of soil too.

So if you have a spot inside that gets a lot of sun, at a guess five or six hours a day minimum, that could actually work. (You would probably need a corner with two windows and/or maybe even a skylight, though.)

Good luck with it!

These I grew out on a deck in containers, a couple of years ago:

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I had almost the same thing happen with my glads. We moved here last July, and I put a few out, but then the heat just got terrible, and the rest stayed in the bag all winter, out n the porch. I found them again this spring, and some of them had little green tops, so I am putting them out in the new little flower garden areas, as I get them ready to plant. To my surprise, there were daffodils coming up along the side of the house this spring, too ! Since we moved here so late last year, I had no idea what might come up. I am digging up some of the daffodils, and moving them around , so there should be a lot more coming up next spring.
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