Dahlias again.

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Dahlias again.

Post by jungle jas » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:12 am

I potted up my Dahlias which are now sprouting, however I was left with some single tubers which broke off the main clumps when posted, will these grow if potted up or do they need a bit of the old stem which is where the Dahlias seem to be sprouting from. Thanks.
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Re: Dahlias again.

Post by kata » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:42 am

Trying costs nothing J.J,

Compost and keep indoors a while..see what happens.

I put some Begonias in a pot, nothing yet.

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Re: Dahlias again.

Post by Kristen » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:58 am

jungle jas wrote:I was left with some single tubers which broke off the main clumps when posted, will these grow if potted up or do they need a bit of the old stem which is where the Dahlias seem to be sprouting from
They won't grow, they need stem. I wouldn't waste the growing space potting them up.
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Re: Dahlias again.

Post by jungle jas » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:09 pm

Thanks Kristen, I thought that may be the case. However, ever the optimist I'll do a kata and plant them round the edge of the pot just to satisfy my curiosity. :lol: I seem to remember seeing someone on the telly cutting the stem down the middle to double up on the tubers, is this fact or was I dreaming. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ icon_thumright
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Re: Dahlias again.

Post by Blairs » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:55 pm

I always assumed you could chit them to form eyes for stalks, so bottom in damp soil lots of light for the thin top bit. Not tried it myself though.


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Re: Dahlias again.

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:35 pm

jungle jas wrote: I seem to remember seeing someone on the telly cutting the stem down the middle to double up on the tubers, is this fact or was I dreaming.
I've always managed to get growth on a tuber with the smallest hint of stem but never any luck with a tuber only.


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Post by kata » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:45 pm

Good luck J.J

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Re: Dahlias again.

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:22 am

There are no eyes on the tuber, only on the stem, so unless you have a tiny piece of stem it is a non starter :wink:
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Re: Dahlias again.

Post by jungle jas » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:29 pm

Thank you all for the input. icon_thumright
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