Dahlia tubers

Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
I have found dahlia tubers , some are not rotted , this is first time I have grown dahlia from seed so I have no idea if these will be ok. I have read how to store over winter but doesn't apply to finding them now image Will they be ok? Do I leave them in greenhouse? Bring them in ?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    If they are firm-you can start them of again now in moist compost in a frost free place-a bit of heat helps-then take cuttings if you want- or plant out sometime in May.image

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Do I need to dry them out ? ..sounds like I should bring them inside image
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    They are dormant tubers-you do not need to dry them out now-that is what you do when they are lifted in the Autumn-now you need to rehydrate themimage

    Inside might be the prefered optionimage

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Ok thanks , brought them in ....no compost on yet , will do tomorrow image
  • I lifted mine and stored in shredded paper. Do I bury in compost, or leave a but poking out?? Some are hard and some are softer, is it worth trying them all or just the rock solid ones??
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Looked up on GW site , there is a clip by Sarah raven of putting in compost tray just leaving growing tip out, water in and leave.

    I have thrown out the soft ones just kept the firm . I am going to compost today, then see what happens ...if anything image
  • I will try mine tonight If I'm home in decent time!!
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
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