dahlias in pots -- soil, fertilizer?

aliceb_ma6(z6 MA)April 9, 2008


This year I want to try growing dahlias in pots -- 1 tuber per 12" pot. Is regular potting soil OK for this? What kind of fertilizer and fertilizing schedule would you recommend? any other advice?



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sturgeonguy(5a ON)

From all that I've read, soil is soil, whether its inside or out. Dahlias like soil that's good for veg, and don't like anything that's been treated with a herbicide.

So get something you could start tomatoes in and you should be fine.

I have several tubers planted inside in pots intended to stay indoors. Several were planted in Miracle Grow seed starter, others in MG moisture control, and still others planted in a left over potting mix (don't know which kind, but its been sitting in the pot for a year or more.)

All seem to be doing fine.


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