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Dug tubers, now what

Posted by mercyful35 z6 ID (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 28, 06 at 16:25

I just dug 3 dahlias up today. I hadn't planned on keeping them as I bought them at walmart this spring for a buck. I wanted to dig them up and see how the tubers looked and thought maybe I would save them. I know how to store them but do they need to be cut apart and if so how? See pic.
Thanks for any info.
Dan-O

Here is a link that might be useful: Dahlia tuber


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RE: Dug tubers, now what

Since you know how to store them, I suggest you do only that. When spring comes, put them in a warmer location and allow them to start to sprout. Once they start to get eyes, you will see how to cut and divide the tubers. The eyes come where the neck attaches to the crown and not on the tuber body. The eyes make it easier to see where to cut. Be sure to keep part of the crown attached to the tuber neck. Dust with sulfur powder to cauterize the wound and prevent rot.


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