your virus precautions?
after a longer break I got a bunch of new nice cultivars, bulbs from 2 growers and some just bought at garden centers.
Now I realize that some show slight signs of virus like funny mottling and one is really stunted.
That stunted one I need to dig up and put into the trash.
But with the others I wondered:
when cutting flowers do you clean/disinfect your tools?
And how exactly?
With Hostas and HVX I read the advice against spreading it when gardening.
So, does it apply to Dahlias as well?
And what is your way to keep it feasible/ do-able?
First I figured I could cut using a pair of pruning shears and work on the virused looking one last.
But today I discovered that apart from 3 obvious cases, at least three more are showing mild symptoms, bugger.
So it looks like I should definitely try to minimize the risk of infecting my good plants using the same tool on all of them.
Thanks for any ideas,