Storage for Canna/Gladiolus bulbs
I planted some various tropicals in my yard for the this year (cannas, glads, elephant ear, pineapple lily), and now starting my winter prep.
I've done quite a bit of research about the process of overwintering the bulbs, but have one problem - finding a place to store them that is the correct temperature.
I know glads need 35-45F and cannas like around 50F. Unfortunately I have a heated basement and my garage is unattached and unheated. I've also heard that the fridge is bad due to poor air flow and high humidity.
Would my garage be the best option? It gets cold in there, but is not as cold as the outdoor air. Probably slightly below freezing though on the worst days.
Another thought I had - what about burying the bulbs in a large pot/planter and storing that in the garage? In the garage, I would think the soil would stay above freezing. Would that be doable, or a recipe for rotting bulbs?
Thanks for the advice!