Planting dahlia tubers

Get dahlias off to a great start, with the help of Alan's guide to planting the tubers.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do To do in March

Do To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

Alan Titchmarsh takes you step by step through the process of growing dahlias from tubers, starting with how to encourage the tubers to sprout in spring.

Choose the best dahlias for your garden.

He explains when to plant them outside and what conditions they need, how to prepare the planting site and how to settle them in. He also shows you how to support, water and feed them to ensure plentiful blooms all summer long, from June to the first frosts. Finally, he gives tips on how to produce large flowers for exhibition.