REMF33 Posts: 673
edited June 2022 in The potting shed
Another silly question from me... is there any correlation between the collective size of dahlia tubers (a 'bunch' of them- I am sure there is a more appropriate term) and how big the plant will get? I have, of course, lost some of the labels for last year's, which I potted up some time ago and which are now ready to be potted on. Basically, I followed Sarah Raven's advice and put the tubers in pots just big enough to hold them to start them off in the greenhouse.
I suppose I can look at the ones I do have labels for and see if their future likely size reflects the size of the initial pot I have planted them in.
This all said, I don't remember having any small ones last year, so it might be that some are just individual ones that fell off a cluster.
I guess I can always pot on again if the next pot seems too small.
A big tuber may produce a short plant.
i am not sure whether this was what your question was asking.
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Thanks, Fire. I didn't think the size of the tubers determined the size of the plant - I just wondered if there was a correlation. I think the way to go is just to pot on if it looks like they need it. I suppose I was being a little lazy. I don't enjoy potting on! (Plus with dahlias, there is a risk of stem breakage, but that's not the end of the world.)
(The ones I have lost labels for were the few I decided to take out of pots to over winter, last year.)