Shall I??

Rich BRich B Posts: 95

Shall i Plant out my Dahlias today??

There tubers from BnQ and im dying to get them in, especially now the wether seems to have turned......

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  • But has it??

    You might do better to pot them up first and plant out in about a month

  • Rich BRich B Posts: 95

    I cant keep the pots indoors.

    I just dug out some from last year and the tubers seem green fleshy and, well Alive. am i wrong??they were bought when flowering and i planted them and they were a real sucess.

  • But you can whip them indoors if a late frost is threatened- if they are in pots

    It is a judgement call-it is the tops that get damaged by frost-like potatoes-it may be worth the risk-it may not

    But being in pots-you have the above optionimage

  • Rich BRich B Posts: 95

    OK

    Great stuff.

    Im gonna put 15 in a row about 30cm apart. Shall i dig a trench or can i just dig small holes to put them in. iv heard they love horse manure so im gonna put a turd in each hole.....

    Good idea????

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    No way to the turd in each hole as that will burn your tuber.  They are not rotted enough to use on the garden yet.

  • Rich BRich B Posts: 95

    Ok

    Iv dug a trench and mixed a bit of horse du da with the siol iv dug out, not to muck tho, as i havnt got that moch

     

  • Rich BRich B Posts: 95

    as you can probebly tell, im a novice....

  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,470
    Turds and du-da! Rich B, that made me cry laughing! Love it!
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 5,245

    I think it is too early to be planting tubers into the soil yet. Shoots will normally appear within 3 weeks if planted in the ground, so they will be up by early May with a risk of frosts for another 3 weeks after that. As already said the new shoots are very susceptible to frosts. Here in Sheffield I start some in pots in cold greenhouse at the end of April and some directly into the ground in mid May.

    And you've been so busy lately that you haven't found the time 
    To open up your mind And watch the world spinning gently out of time
  • Wait till May if you're not planning to start them indoors
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