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How to protect this year's dahlia cuttings?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by clum111, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. clum111

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    Hi,

    How do you protect this year's dahlia cuttings in the winter coming?
     
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    @clum111 Were these cuttings taken this spring or later?
    If this spring then, let them die down remove the tubers from the pot, leave to dry and then store in a cool frost free place until spring time then replant in pots.
     
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      Hi @NigelJ No these were taken around late June early July time.
       
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        I have, in one year, overwintered a late cutting.
        To be on the safe side you have to keep them just ticking over all winter, so they need warmth and careful watering until next spring.

        I doubt they will have made a decent tuber just yet.
         
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          Hi @pete I didn't expect them to have tubers at the moment, just wasn't sure if I could keep them in my cold greenhouse that will be bubble wrapped soon or kept inside the house?
           
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          I think you would need to keep them in the house once the weather turns cold, I'd go for a minimum of around 10c overnight, so a window sill maybe.
           
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          Thanks @pete I'll do that.
           
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