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Not yer usual dahlia question

B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 23,642
Does anyone know how dahlia growers dry their tubers for sale?
Is there anyway we could adapt the process for our own use?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    No idea, but some do look very dehydrated, amazing really how they come back to life.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 23,642
    Yes. I potted a totally dedicated one and after a week, the tuber had rehydrated and a week later, it has sprouted.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,600
    No, I don't know, but I find them easy to store without drying.
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,307
    Don't they just store them in sand or perlite? Presumably any over drying is a by product of being kept in storage for too long?
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