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As life would have it

Posted by busylizzy z5 PA (My Page) on
Wed, May 20, 09 at 15:30

Beginning the first week of Arpil until this week I had a undiagnosed progressive viral and bacteria infection.
Needless to say I am WAY behind in planting everything.
The weather has been buckets of rain, then frost, but now it is rocket temps, the same pattern as last year.
The Dahlia tubers I was able to divide and clean up all but 3 or 4 clumps prior to getting ill and they have robust sprouts on them.
Now with high temperatures and high shoots do I plant the shoots above the ground or bury them? I wouldn't want to have them get fried now that they are going from the basement to outdoors.
Thanks!


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RE: As life would have it

You can plant them so that only an inch or so of the sprout is above ground & it won't hurt them. Take off any leaves that will be below the ground & you'll get extra tubers where the leaf nodes were.
Hope you're feeling better soon!!


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