When to pot those Dahlia bulbs??

tiffy_z5_6_can(5/6)February 22, 2009

Boy was I ever lazy last fall!! Most of those Dahlia tubers got in their box for the winter, but some are still hanging around a table in the basement. Miraculously they are still firm and good to go. :O)

I'm just wondering, when do you folks pot them up? I normally just plant them outside but this year would like to sell my excess bulbs growing in pots at my annual plant sale so thought I would pot them up and get them growing.

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jroot(5A Ont. Canada (near Guelph))

Hi Tiffy

I thought I had posted to this yesterday, but something must have gone astray.

I usually start my dahlias indoors under florescent lamps in mid March to early April, dependent upon my work schedule. I have them ready to acclimatize in early May, pinch back where needed, and they are well established for planting by late May, early June dependent upon the weather. You could readily follow these dates for your early sales. :) Good luck.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 7:44PM
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jroot(5A Ont. Canada (near Guelph))

I found a link in the dahlia section that might be of help, Tiffy. Note the date of posting is early April. The tubers were set out under lights in late March.


Here is a link that might be useful: Splitting dahlia tubers in the spring.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 7:50PM
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I start potting mine up mid march also so I have beautiful blooms for June.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2009 at 1:08PM
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