Plant Dahlias in containers now?
I was at a nursery, and found they had 3.99 tubers marked down to $.99.
I figured what the h*ll and thought I'd buy them and see how they do.
I'm a balcony container gardener, so I figured I can just bring them indoors if I need to.
I opened up the packages and looked inside the plastic. One looks like it has three shoots and some roots, and the other has a lot of roots.
This is all mixed up with peat.
I have a lot of 4 and 5 gallon buckets. I plan on making self-watering containers out of them. On the container forum there is Al's recommended soil mix. I thought I would use that. It's supposed to be well-draining.
Are self-watering containers OK for Dahlias?
Since there are roots and sprouts, how do I tell which side is up? Is there an up?
Can they continue into the fall/winter if they are by a large, sunny window?
I figured nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I'm in northern Virginia and think I might be zone 7