Colleen's Dahlia

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 19:19:11 PST
Thanks for the instructions Leo!  I'm not sure I will be able to try it this
year.  I care for my husband who has cancer, work and go to grad school in
addition to chores and grounds care.  Also, we do not have a cellar or cool
room.  Things are either in the house or outside frozen.  I will keep this
message though for just in case.


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Leo A. Martin
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2012 11:58 AM
Subject: [pbs] Colleen's Dahlia

> ...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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