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Dahlia Virgin.... Need Help!

Posted by joycekh Ontario (My Page) on
Fri, May 8, 09 at 8:46

I planted 4 Dahlia tubers, and 2 Calla Lilly tubers in pots, following the instructions on the package, almost 2 weeks ago. For the first week, I kept them in the garage overnight, and out in the sun in the day. Now they are outside all the time. I still do not see anything coming up, and when I read a post about eyes on the tubers, I am wondering if I have done something wrong, am too impatient, or my bulbs are no good.

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RE: Dahlia Virgin.... Need Help!

In 2 weeks my tubers went from more or less nothing to sprouts ~3" tall. Depending on how deep you've planted them, its not unrealistic that they still haven't broken the surface.

I'll vote for you being too impatient.

Do remember that any air frost may very well kill any growth above ground. I too am in Ontario and would not be comfortable putting out dahlias that are above the surface until the last week of May, at the earliest, unless I had a way to protect them from the frost. Might want to stick to your bring them back in at night for a while longer.

I remember a few years ago we had Zero C on the May 24th weekend.


RE: Dahlia Virgin.... Need Help!

Thanks, I will continue to bring them into the garage at night.

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