Kansas + Dahlias Not A Good Fit

cookie_ks(9)July 26, 2008

Help Again!

Earlier this spring (after I got them planted), we had so much rain and hail storms I am surprized they survived at all. Anyway, they don't seem to have grown much since I planted them the end of May. Now that it is hot...even though we have had more than our share of rain, should I be doing something different? None have any buds, one died altogether, they haven't bushed out, and I did pinch them back. I think I have finally been convinced that Kansas is no place to grow Dahlias. Any suggestions would be SO APPRECIATED....I am about to just give up!I know with all the rain I should have already put more fertilizer, that is my next move.

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Contact these people they are more familar to your area than I am.Kansas City Dahlia Society

Jack Connelly
9304 West 113th St.
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 451-6326
~ maryannconnelly@sbcglobal.net

Alt Email: Bob Mortenson
~ gulliver0407@yahoo.com

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 1:15PM
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What part of Ks? I live in southwest, no rain, and they are blooming and happy. Southwest Ks that is.Fertilizer sure won't hurt them. I use tomato fertilizer.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 7:20PM
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