Gladiolus Question

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  1. Lillium_Lover

    Lillium_Lover Seedling

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    Corms. Not to be confused with bulbs. Or is it both?
    In this picture, you have different stages of the corms life. The top row is the deepest, they went down about 10" in the ground, the 2nd row is what was in the middle, down about 6 inches, and the bottom row was the closest to the surface.
    This will be year 2 in the ground.
    My question is; Do I remove the "mother" corm, seen in the picture below, from the new "sprouts", or leave them intact? They have roots growing out of them.

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    The gladiolus flowers did not do well this year. They were small and puny. Is this because they are splitting, making smaller corms/bulbs?
     
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  3. Odif

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    Gladiolus likes lots of food and water for a beautiful flowering. You can gently prize the new bulbs apart and plant them seperately.
     
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    Thank you Odif
     
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