Planting tubers in the same holes?

tiffy2006July 20, 2006

Can anyone tell me if I can plant dahlia tubers in the same holes year after year? I've read in garden books that you need to rotate locations for your vegetable crops, and I wondered if you have to do the same for dahlias?

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Poochella(7 WA)

I've planted dahlias in roughly the same holes for years. They just keep getting better each time you amend the soil.
No need to rotate crops, you just need to decide which of the 50,000 varieties are worth the space.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2006 at 9:13PM
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tiffy2006

Thank you, Poochella for your tip. You are an angel. I started to grow about half of a dozen varieties this spring and still have a great deal to learn.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2006 at 10:34AM
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flowergirl70ks

`I read this somewhere and it works well for me. After digging your tubers in the fall take time to replenish the soil with whatever amendments you need. when spring comes you are ready to plant. Where I live you don't have to dig dahlias, but I can never leave them more than 2 years or they get so big I can't even lift them out of the ground.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 12:13PM
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