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Is it possible to dig up dahlia tubers that you have grown from seed  and store to plant out the following year?

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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 1,786

    yes

  • Thanks Perki. I will give it a try. At least I will know hat colours they are next year!

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Not if you're like me sueschles and mix up the labelsimageimage.  You will be surprised how large the tubers are when you dig them upimage

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    so true Lesley, 

    " oh I'll remember which is which" .

    Famous last words.

    Devon.
  • I have labelled them - I think!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,992

    I'm leaving mine in the ground to see what happens. A few years ago I sowed "Bishops Children" dahlias and most still come up each year having been left in the ground. But it is a well drained bed.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Mine beds are quite heavy clay. Think I will lift them.They are also bishops children

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