Tubers are planted ! Pinching back ?
Yesterday I got almost all of my 60 + tubers in the ground. I potted most of them up weeks ago so many are 12-18 " out of the ground, but some are a little spindly.
I pinched back most of them as they got past the 3rd leaf stage, and they forked. I have always pinched them down to one stalk per tuber (except for some of the shorter bushier types). I do this mostly to make it easier to tie them to stakes. That is generally all the pinching I do.
I am interested in hearing how other people pinch back their Dahlais. I am not interested in "show" flowers. I mostly grow them to cut and bring inside, so smaller blooms are acceptable.
Many of mine are only getting 6 hrs of sun so there is a tendency to get some 8ft plants. Do any of you just top them when they get to a certain height? How much pinching back do you do?