Question of Potting up Dahlia's Indoors
I have 5 tubers that I'm trying to start indoors to get a jump on the season. I've planted them in seed starting medium, which is very light. I've planted them about an inch below the suface in containers that they fit well in.
I have two questions, where the soil seems to dry up almost immediately, do I still keep them watered? I have been using a mister and misting the top of soil at least once, maybe twice a day. Is this okay, I've read not to water dahlia bulbs until leaves are up and then I've also read to keep them slightly damp.
The other questions is, should I put a sheet of plastic over the top to keep them moist rather than mist/water them? I start a lot of my seeds in peat pots and put syran wrap over the top and this helps keep in the moisture. I grow morning glories, nasturtiums and even tomatoes this way. Would this work for dahlia bulbs?
Oh, okay, one more questions, do the containers need to be in direct sunlight while there's no growth yet?
Any help is greatly appreciated!