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janemcgary@earthlink.net janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 10 Aug 2003 11:55:41 PDT
Alberto wrote,
 > It was known as "Gladiolus culture" and basically involves giving the 
dormant bulbs, corms and tubers frost free to warm conditions while dry 
dormant in winter. In England it is common that the spot for this is under 
the bed of the spare (visitor's) room as it is generally warmer than a 
greenhouse in the open.

This reminds me of my early adventures in bulb growing, when I lived in a 
cabin outside of Fairbanks, Alaska, and did put my forcing bulbs in pots 
under my bed (not in the spare room, there wasn't any). It may have been 
warmer than "the open" but the pots sometimes froze solid! (The bulbs were 
very cheerful nonetheless, grown under lights.)

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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