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Dahlias

I have grown some dahlias from seed. They are now in pots and are about4cm high and have 4 or 5 leaves.  I know they can be planted after the frosts but how big have they to be and will they flower and produce tubers this year?  Thank you.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027

    If they are big and strong, before planting out, they are much less likely to become slug fodder, and will grow away much better.

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  • troutytrouty Posts: 2

    I have grown some dahlias from seed.  I thought they were doing well but now they are out in the coldframe (i am in France) the leaves have been nibbled - no slugs seen.  I have sprayed them with soapy water but no real improvement.

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