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Soaking Dahlia Tubers?

honeybeanhoneybean West SussexPosts: 49
I potted up 4 Dahlia tubers on Saturday and they are now sitting happily on a sunny windowsill. 

I’ve just read in the March edition of GW that I’m meant to soak the tubers for 24hrs before potting up. Is this necessary? 

I’m sure I could remove them from their pots and soak them and return them to their pots if needs be as they’ve only been in the pots for 2 days. If I don’t, will this hamper my success?

The Dahlia’s are Happy Days and Purple City.

Thanks 🌻


  • B3B3 Posts: 21,917
    I've never heard of that. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,364
    Nor me.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,726
    No need, some people do, but no evidence it makes any difference.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
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