Dahlia growers - which of these approaches do you vote for?
Hi all, I’ve just potted up my dahlia tubers which were kept in an unheated shed over winter. Now I have a choice:
(1) keep them indoors - they’ll get less light but consistent conditions - before hardening off once they shoot.
(2) leave them in a cold frame from the off (no greehouse). They’re the pots in the back half of the CF pictured - a removable lid goes back on the front section BTW. They’ll get more light, won’t get frost where I am, but temperatures will fluctuate more and I’m not sure if it means they’ll get too much warmth.
What do you dahlias aficionados think? No 2 is less work but I rarely hear of starting newly-potted dahlias in a cold frame.
Thanks as ever, Johnny