Early Starters Too Tall for 4' Pots....What To Do?
Hello All Fellow Dahlia Lovers!
Anyone have a suggestion on how I should deal with the problem of my early started dahlias are getting too tall for the 4" pots I started them in? I have tried to use small stakes, but there is not much soil to anchor the stake into. We have had rain for a week and it will take another week for the soil to dry out so I can plant. Should I cut them back? I have already pinched out the middle after they had grown 3 sets of true leaves. Any help would be greatly appreciated....this is my third year and last year I swore I was giving up....here in Kansas it gets really hot and dry in the summer and last year all my plants were infested with some kind of flying bugs...not many blooms at all. I thought I would try one more year and see what happens...I love those Dahlias and I have a hard time giving up on anything...Guess I am stubborn!