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Eblana

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dahlia's
« on: October 28, 2012, 21:27 »
Folks,  we had our first frost yesterday and my dahlias have all turned black on top and the flowers have rotted :(    How soon should I dig them up to start to dry the tubers out?

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Re: dahlia's
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 22:05 »
Now  ;)
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Re: dahlia's
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 18:16 »
Thanks Mum ;)

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Re: dahlia's
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 18:35 »
they fry better if you don't dry them out first.....
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Re: dahlia's
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 21:54 »
We had our 1st proper frost this week & my Dahlias all turned black so I have lifted them & they are now drying out in my shed. Will they survive the winter in my shed or do I need to take extra measures?
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Re: dahlia's
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 22:04 »
I dug all my tubers up yesterday and they are now drying out in the PT - I will clean them off in about two weeks time and then put them in crates with old compost, sand etc. scattered around them and I will then move them to the cool dark shed until early next spring when I will pot them put to get them back into growth.



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