Dahlia Time – There be sprouts!

Its been several weeks since Mike started his dahlia tubers, and all is well in our basement. Sprouts, sprouts, and more sprouts. This is our second tray full. They’re in oasis under plain old fluorescent lights. Pretty cool, huh?

Here’s a sprout that will soon join its friends. Mike planted the tuber in potting mix. After 2 – 3 weeks, the first sprout is 3″ and ready for cutting. The tuber goes back under lights to continue creating more sprouts for us.

Not sure that you care? Look below at Woodland’s Wildthing, then decide. Cuz that’s the tuber in the pot. More coming soon on growing dahlias.

2 comments to Dahlia Time – There be sprouts!

  • Louise

    What is the name of the dahlia in your story? It’ beautiful.

    • Carol Cichorski

      Hi Louise – I’ve got to agree with you on Woodland’s Wildthing being beautiful. I added the name in the story. We got ours from Arrowhead Dahlias several years ago, and have not been successful reaching them this year. I’d suggest Red Hawk Dahlias, Woodland’s Dahlias, and Mingus Dahlias – they are all on the net.

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