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What should I do?

Posted by ceresone missouri ozarks (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 20, 12 at 8:40

With the drought, and deer, my Dahlias hardly grew this year, no blooms at all. I dug them, and potted in dirt, then stored in the garage. This worked before, but now, they're all trying to grow, pale growth. Should I just take them out of the dry dirt, put a canvas around them so theyre completely dark, or what? I'm afraid they will use up all the energy they might have for next year.

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RE: What should I do?

You dug them to early. I am assuming that you havent had a hard frost in your area yet if you are in the Ozarks. The cold weather triggers them to go to sleep for the winter.

I would cut off any growth all the way down to the tuber.

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