OVER-WINTERING DAHLIA TUBERS

1. ALLOW THE DAHLIA TO BE BLACKENED BY FROST.
2. CUT DOWN TO ABOUT 4 INCHES FROM THE GROUND.
3. LIFT THE TUBERS WITH A GARDEN FORK SO AS NOT TO CUT THE TUBER.
4. ALLOW THE TUBERS TO CURE (DRY) A FEW DAYS ON THE GROUND. MAKE SURE THERE IS NO FROST IN THE FORECAST OR YOUR TUBERS WILL TURN TO MUSH.
5. SHAKE OFF THE MUD AND DUST THE TUBERS WITH GARDEN SULPHUR.
6. YOU CAN DIVIDE THE TUBERS NOW WITH A SHARP KNIFE, ENSURING THERE IS ONE EYE ON THE TUBER OR YOU CAN WAIT UNTIL SPRING TO DIVIDE.
7. PUT THE TUBERS INTO A CARDBOARD BOX OR CRATE WITH DAMPENED PEAT MOSS (NOT TOO WET OR THE TUBERS WILL ROT).
8. STORE IN A COOL SPOT IN THE BASEMENT UNTIL MARCH.
9. POT UP IN EARLY MARCH AND YOU WILL HAVE BEAUTIFUL DAHLIAS AGAIN NEXT YEAR!

Dahlias - Jensen's Nursery and Garden Centre - Garden Center - Winnipeg - Manitoba

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