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I bought lots of dahlia tubers from Wilko some time ago and can't wait to plant them but wonder if it is still too early? It has suddenly become quite cold again and I do remember having snow in April some years ago.



if you can start them off in a frost free shed/greenhouse they will be fine. they don't need light until the shoots break the soil surface.

6 Apr, 2019


Shed it is then, thank you.

7 Apr, 2019


As said, strat in trays or pots in shed. If they are named varieties you can even take some soft cuttings from the new growth to increase your stock for free

8 Apr, 2019


Have done them this way for a couple of years....just when you think they aren't going to sprout,you will suddenly see a small dot of growth appearing.

9 Apr, 2019


Thank you Grandad and Meadowland, when/if they appear I will take a picture. First time trying to grow them so fingers crossed.

13 Apr, 2019


Hope you have success!

14 Apr, 2019


One of mine has just popped up, the other I potted up at same time is over 6 inches tall & bushy. Time seems to be the secret

14 Apr, 2019


Thank you both - I am very excited about my dahlias and hoping for results.

14 Apr, 2019


It is exciting waiting for a sighting...well done G!

14 Apr, 2019

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