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Dahlia Tuber advice

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by Mikeeboy, May 15, 2019 at 10:41 AM.

  1. Mikeeboy

    Mikeeboy Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi everyone, my first post!

    I am a very amateur gardener especially when it comes to flowers (not bad with grass).

    Last year I purchased and planted 2 dahlia tubers in 2 separate pots which grew successfully. At the end of the season, I stored the tubers wrapped in newspaper and stored indoors.

    Last week I brought them out from hibernation for replanting. I noticed that both had a string of green growth 4-5 inches long coming from the eye. So far, I have planted these as before with the eye just by the surface with this "winter growth" just resting on top.

    The question is, should I cut it off to the eye or just leave it?
    Are my tubers ruined?

    Thanks
     
  2. Verdun

    Verdun Passionate gardener

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    No, they are not “ruined” Mikeeboy :)
    Quite normal ..
    Enjoy your dahlias this year :)
     
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    Mikeeboy Apprentice Gardener

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    Thanks Verdun, that's good to hear.

    So, should I cut off the early growth or just leave on top of the soil?
     
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    But bring them back to life earlier next year. March/ April ish.
     
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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      The new growth Will be very soft, so don't be surprised if it kind of disappears.
      One way or another. :)
       
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      Mikeeboy Apprentice Gardener

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      Yes it is very soft, that's why I was contemplating cutting it off.

      Thanks for all your comments
       
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