Colleen's Dahlia

Leo A. Martin
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:58:08 PST
> ...I raised some dahlias and planted them out. Supposedly I
> am to dig and store them. This is not going to happen....

If you dig up one small piece of each that you want to keep and store
that, you can have as many as you want next year. Be sure the pieces you
dig are still attached to some of the main stem, where the growing points
are. Let dry then store in a zip baggie in sawdust, sand or paper shreds
in your cellar or a cool room.

Next spring about 6 weeks before last frost put the tubers in a pie pan
with enough water to half cover, and put in a sunny window. When the
sprouts are a few inches long separate them off and put into 3" or so
pots, and grow on.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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