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Today, 31 August, I found some old dahlia tubers at the back of the garage which have several shoots. Is there any point in planting them o...

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Today, 31 August, I found some old dahlia tubers at the back of the garage which have several shoots. Is there any point in planting them out in tubs? If not, do I discard them, or re-stoore them over winter?

I'm afraid the poor things are totally screwed up in terms of what season they think it is. They aren't hardy, so you can't leave them outside in the cold weather. But at the same time they have just got growing so it's going to be hard to persuade them to go back to sleep until next spring.

Do you have a heated greenhouse?

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You could always use the shoots to take cuttings and have more dahlias next year.

 

No, I do not have a greenhouse.  I wondered whether I should pot them in some compost and try and give them a little bit of growth before storing them for winter again?

Yes, that's exactly what ??ou should do

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Thanks for the feedback - I potted them up sat them outside and they already have leaves appearing!!

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