Starting Dahlia Indoors- Potting Medium?

melissamary(z4/5NY)April 3, 2009

Jroot and all-

What would you suggest for using as a potting soil medium for starting my dahlia's indoors? I think in the past I have used just plain potting mix OR maybe it was peat moss? My order from Swan Island Dahlias should be arriving any day!

Thanks!

MelissaMary

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plantlady2008

We use Miracle Grow Moisture Control potting soil from Costco- it's really good & not too expensive- around $12.00 for a huge bag- cheaper than the same kind at WalMart. It has some Ozmocote in it for an added boost after the plant is in the garden. I also use it for all the annual pots & hanging planters I make in the flowershop & my customers love the results.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2009 at 8:54PM
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vikingcraftsman

I will second Plantlady I use it all the time and farmer john loves it he is out of the ground by 6inches under lights.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 8:17PM
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plantlady2008

Go Viking! You got Farmer John to wake up early- he's usually lazy around here & doesn't put out an eye until May or so! (We think it's because John had to get up at 4 am to milk cows all those years & his namesake is making up for it ;) I think Farmer J is the one Ellie was referring to last week when she said some are noted for being late at eyeing up.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2009 at 11:04PM
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