Dahlias - started too early again

sevbrownsevbrown Posts: 33
 I experimented with a few tubers I grew from seed last year and started them off MUCH too early in pots and I have my first flower! 

Cant quite say its a success as a bit leggy and still have to hope they adjust to outside when it warms up - but its very cheery to have lovely summer flowers in this cold drizzly weather 😊


  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653
    Look at it this way, the bees and butterflies will be thanking you I'm sure, just watch out for the frosts next week. 
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 2,443
    If they're a bit leggy, you could take off the tips - it will encourage sideshoots and make them bushier, with more flowers eventually. You won't exactly be delaying flowering!
    If the tips are a decent length and still have solid stems, you could use them as cuttings and get even more for your money! Just pop them in a pot with some free draining compost (added grit or vermiculite) and keep somewhere warm and light. A propagator lid or a plastic bag will help them stay moist.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,128
    When did you start them?
    There's one more kid
    that will never go to school
    Never get to fall in love,
    never get to be cool.
  • sevbrownsevbrown Posts: 33
    Potted them up end of January

    Will keep pinching! X
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