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ColinAColinA Posts: 353
I hope every body had a good Christmas and New Year.

I have had my dahlia tubers stored in the garage wrapped in news paper in mushroom trays to give a little ventilation, the paper  has got slightly damp, I have unwrapped them today to find a white fluffy fungus on them all, is this detrimental to the tubers, and should I treat them with something or leave uncovered to dry off. My intention was to bring indoors to an unheated bedroom to try and start cuttings earlier.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027
    They might rot off, so I would bring them in to dry off.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,270
    Vitax yellow sulphur powder used to be used on dahlia tubers to prevent mould/mildews.  You could dust a little over them to see if that helps. 
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  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 2,436
    If you can wipe off the mould first with kitchen towel or similar and then dust with sulphur powder, it should prevent any further deterioration.  A dry cool place indoors such as you mention will be your best bet for storage.
    @Lyn grows a lot of dahlias so if she's looking in, she will be able to advise you further :)

  • ColinAColinA Posts: 353
    Thanks for all info
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