When to transplant from pots to garden? Link to pictures
Thanks to JRoot and the time he took to email me and explain the process to growing Dahlias, I went ahead and planted my tubers in early March and waited...and waited...and wow! I've got dahlias!!!
They are growing vigorously, but I'm not sure what to do now. I have an area set up to transplant, but I'm not sure just how strong the plants should be, as well as if they are ready for the garden right now. With the freeze that most everyone experienced a week ago, I moved mine inside to protect them. I am hoping that was the last of the freezing temps, but I know it is supposed to be in the low 30's this weekend/early next week.
From the pictures I've posted through a link, do they look strong enough to go ahead and transplant into the garden? When I transplant, I know they won't be rootbound, so what will happen to them if the soil falls off and all I have are roots and tubers?
Also, I posted one picture that has three stems coming from the pot. I'm not sure if that is three stems from one tuber or two or three tubers. Do I leave all the stems, or do i cut back to only one per tuber?
Thanks from this extremely ignorant newbie to all you wise, experienced, not-newbies!!!