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Dahlia newbie question

sandyvsandyv Posts: 107
I bought this, it says 1 on the packet, but it looks like lots to me. I want to start it in a pot, but do I start it as a single tuber or do I pull each little one off the stem?


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  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 993
    edited April 2020
    That is one tuber. Just think of the individual lumps as fat roots as they'll be massively unlikely to grow on their own.

    The growth only appears from the 'eyes'-


  • sandyvsandyv Posts: 107
    Ah yes, I can see a pink eye bud deep inside. As that is a sign of growth should I soak in lukewarm water before potting it?
  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,004
    I never soak my dahlia tubers, just pop them in a decent sized pot, cover with mpc and away you go  I have been watering mine very slightly, now and again, but now the first leaf growth has come through, am watering them more often.
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 993
    sandyv said:
    Ah yes, I can see a pink eye bud deep inside. As that is a sign of growth should I soak in lukewarm water before potting it?
    Given you can already see a sign of growth I'd just pot it up and dampen the compost slightly.
  • sandyvsandyv Posts: 107
    Thanks both, I'll do as you suggest  :)
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