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BenDoverBenDover Posts: 484
Planting dahlias yesterday. What can I do with these broken off tubers?  If I plant them will they throw up shoots? 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,744
    compost bin. They don't have a bit of "stem" on them, so they won't shoot
  • BenDoverBenDover Posts: 484
    Thanks Hostafan1. Did wonder if that would be the outcome. Fairly new to dahlias so helpful to know.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,744
    I think we've all planted them up in the past, "just in case" but without a stem they just rot
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,048
    Don't be so hasty.

    You might be lucky. I tried the same with a few similar chunks and one of them has just started shooting. Given it's so easy to chuck one in a pot of compost it's worth a go, might get an extra plant.
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