Return to the Dahlia Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Heat Damage

Posted by cotodahliagirl 9B-So Cal (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 21, 09 at 18:31

Hi I still had my d's in pots waiting to go in the ground when we had the mother of all heat waves strike, it has been 100 three days straight. On the first day, all my shoots withered and browned-look dead. They were only about 1-3 inches tall at that point.
what do I do?
Should I pinch them off and hope they sprout new ones?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Heat Damage

Bummer! Yes, I would pinch them off. Depending on where the damage is, pinch them either at the base of the shoot (1/16 of an inch above the tuber) or just above a healthy leave node. They should recover nicely. I would also keep them a bit shaded for a while to protect the tender new growth.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Dahlia Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here