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Planting tubers in the same holes?

Posted by tiffy2006 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 20, 06 at 11:06

Can anyone tell me if I can plant dahlia tubers in the same holes year after year? I've read in garden books that you need to rotate locations for your vegetable crops, and I wondered if you have to do the same for dahlias?

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RE: Planting tubers in the same holes?

I've planted dahlias in roughly the same holes for years. They just keep getting better each time you amend the soil.
No need to rotate crops, you just need to decide which of the 50,000 varieties are worth the space.

RE: Planting tubers in the same holes?

Thank you, Poochella for your tip. You are an angel. I started to grow about half of a dozen varieties this spring and still have a great deal to learn.

RE: Planting tubers in the same holes?

`I read this somewhere and it works well for me. After digging your tubers in the fall take time to replenish the soil with whatever amendments you need. when spring comes you are ready to plant. Where I live you don't have to dig dahlias, but I can never leave them more than 2 years or they get so big I can't even lift them out of the ground.

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