Posted: 16/11/2012 at 22:13
I have been raising and growing two varieties of Dahlia from seed over the past two years with great success. They have been grown both out in the open garden and in pots. I stored the tubers over winter in Vermiculite and replanted them in pots from which just three reshooted this summer and I must say they were both stronger growing and produced beautiful blooms from mid June right the way through till the first frosts this November - so certainly better than the year before. The others I lost to a wet spring and early summer.
This winter I, too, have many huge tubers to store and I think this time I will try vermiculite for some and just wrapping in newspaper for the rest and see which method turns out to be the best. I have read articles where the soil is just left on the tubers and just left to dry and others where they are cleaned, washed and trimmed before storage. I would value any further tips on this issue as well.
Many thanks. Malcolm