How careful do we need to be when transferring

dahlialove(6)May 7, 2012

dahlias, previously started indoors, to the garden outside? Are they super delicate?

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Linda's Garden z6 Utah

In my experience, they are pretty tough and handle transplanting really well.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 9:45PM
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linaria_gw

depends on, how pampered they where. If they never got direct sunlight their older leaves might get burnt, but they should produce new ones really fast.

I transferred some Dahlias 2 days ago, about 4-8 inches high, they looked fine yesterday. I had put them on the balcony frequently, when the weather wasnt too cold.
Just mind the slugs, then everything should be fine.

Bye, Lin

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 2:37AM
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keriann_lakegeneva(5B WI/IL border)

They are pretty dang tough. I always bury mien deeper in the ground then I grew them in their starting pots and they looked sad for about a day and the next they looked great.

Hardening off is another subject. Like said above, a few leaves might get burned, but very unlikely you will loose a plant. Just and FYI, if you snap off new growth by accident, try putting it in the ground too, you may get it to root and have more plants!

keriann~

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 8:09AM
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