How has your luck been with the wet and cold weather this year?
I tried planting most of my tubers in late April because they were sprouting in storage anyway, so I planted them. Then it rained, rained and rained some more before their stems had broken ground, plus it was very cool most days and dahlias don't seem to grow fast in cool weather.
So at least half never grew stems above ground due to the stems rotting in the mud, and fortunately I was able to dig up most of the tubers before they rotted and I replanted, then we got 2 more inches of rain over the next few days! So I had to replant a few yet again.
They have been in the ground for almost 6 weeks and none are over 6" tall yet! I am learning that its best not to put them in the ground til about the 3rd week of May like I have done before with good success. It seems I just can't seem to get an early jump on dahlias with any success. Maybe if I had a heated greenhouse I could start them in early April then move them out in late May, but I no longer have a heated greenhouse, so....
How has your luck been with all the rain and cool weather?