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Dahlia Tubers

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
I have just been to inspect my Dahlia Tubers which are stored in the Garage.
I notice one of them has thrown up a shoot.
My Question is should I allow them to grow? or nip out the shoot to try and delay any growth?
They are in an open Box without compost.

Thank you for any replies.
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  • Linda32Linda32 Forumite
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    Mine are the same in the cold frame, along with the Canna, last time I looked, the Canna had a shoot on. I'd leave them where they are, until after any risk of frost has passed.

    I wouldn't nip them out.
  • bella4ukbella4uk Forumite
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    I forgot to dig up my tubers last year and they still came back...and I live in the North-east!!!....again I have forgotten, so (green) fingers crossed!
  • annie123annie123 Forumite
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    Mine have shoots,had a look the day. I leave them in the ground and they pop up every year.

    The mild weather has confused many plants, my roses are still blooming, Nasturtium still flowering, and daffs about to open!
  • AriesAries Forumite
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    Thanks for your replys.
    I think we are going to have early plants this year.
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    so far
    saving for Holiday :j

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  • 1645j1645j Forumite
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    Aries wrote:
    I have just been to inspect my Dahlia Tubers which are stored in the Garage.
    I notice one of them has thrown up a shoot.
    My Question is should I allow them to grow? or nip out the shoot to try and delay any growth?
    They are in an open Box without compost.

    Thank you for any replies.

    Just make sure they are not in the dark, can you move them too a greenhouse? if left in the garage with limited light the soots will become long and weak,prone to pest & disease attack and will not produce a good shoot at the end of the day. As long as you can keep them frost free in a greenhouse they will be fine and benefit form the better light and produce a more stronger shoot.
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