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sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

Hi all , I had a dozen Bishop of Llandaff Dahlias sent and put them in seed trays covered with compost with the shoots showing. This was 3-4 weeks ago and i haven't   seen any signs of growth . They are in a cool bedroom window . Is this normal or should i be doing something different . Thank You 

 

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  • mushermusher Posts: 389
    hi sooty, they will kick start in to growth.may be placing them on a heat mat. May give them the kick start they need
  • sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

    Thank you musher should i put them in pots do you think , i haven't got a heated  mat but i have heated propagators i could put pots in .

     

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  • sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

    And should i water them ? i've given them a little 

  • mushermusher Posts: 389
    yes Dahlias like water during the growing season. I wouldn't worry about their progress. They will catch up
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,596
    Watered or not, they seem to come up in their own time. Mine in unheated greenhouse, although I did start them off I the conservatory.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

    Thank you so much , Have been so worried ( don't want to lose them ) Just have some patience ! 

     

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,596
    Some people soak them in a bucket of water first, I don't, most of them I leave in the garden, here's hoping. Have a bit more patience , see how they go.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Oh dear I've watered mine too...a lot (even before growth started!!). However they are growing nicely.  I've done the same as you Sooty and put them in seed trays but I've kept mine in a nice warm kitchen.  I'm guessing I've done it totally wrong -  I haven't grown them before! image.  Can I just ask when should I move them to a unheated greenhouse? 

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