Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:22
My dahlia tubers are currently in an assortment of rubber trugs and tin baths and just in water to rehydrate the tubers and start the shoots growing. I keep them in the garage overnight and bung them out in the sun on warm days or just set them in the doorway during the recent cold snap and gales.
This weekend I shall be taking cuttings of some of the shoots to increase stocks and grow them on in pots on the terrace. They'll get good quality compost and extra feeds because planting composts only have enough for 100 days and then run out of oomph. The main tubers will go in the borders this year and get lots of garden compost worked into their planting holes and as a mulch so they can build up next year's tubers and flowering strength.
I'll be making some comfrey tea next week from plants in the garden and that will be ready in 3 or 4 weeks to use as a free and very effective foliar feed.