overwinter storage gladiolus bulbs

Asked September 13, 2016, 11:02 AM EDT

after digging up should the bulbs be loose stored in a dry medium or open air such as a dry basement? I run dehumidifiers 24/7's in basement.

Allegany County Maryland bulbs flowers gladiolus gladiolus storage gladiolus overwintering

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Your basement sounds fine. Here is our overwintering info: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/flowers/bulbs

Storing in a basket or loosely in a big paper bag usually works well. Though you want the bulbs to be dry, you do not want them to shrivel up/desiccate. If you see that happening, it is too dry.