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Dahlias: Benching up for cuttings

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Steve_D
Massapequa Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9420359

Well still snow on the ground but its time to bench up some tubers and pot roots for cuttings. These pictures show trays with domes on heating pad should start to show growth in 10 days to two weeks. Will then make cuttings that should root in 10-14 days. Will show pictures of steps till blooming in the garden.
Steve

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
6:47 PM

Post #9420433

Good reminder, Steve. When possible please show us how you cut up a tuber for further propagation. Thanks.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9420846

that's interesting. You don't even entirely cover the tubers. And I didn't put a cover over them. I will give your system a try on tubers where I only have one that overwintered with eyes. With all I have that made it through and the 25 or so on order, I don't really need more but it is fun to go through the process anyway. Thanks for the pictures.
Mary
Steve_D
Massapequa Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2013
6:32 PM

Post #9434995

We have green! Here we see the first of tubers (pot roots) sending up green for cuttings in about 2 weeks.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2013
7:13 PM

Post #9435021

very nice. Hope mine do a s well
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

March 29, 2013
6:35 PM

Post #9466301

You don't cut up your tubers, eh? I lost quite a bit this winter but at last count I have 33 diff types (with 22 new ones coming), 93 tubers with 68 in pots and the other 25 laying in soil like yours. Don't want to waste soil on the ones that don't obviously look viable. As/if they sprout (the ones in flats) I will pot them up. The most prolific were Sweet Dreams and Blue Star, both bluish/lavender. Wonder if flower color is any indicator of robustness? ouch. Is that a word? And I only had one of Sweet Dreams to cut up last fall. I was afraid if I didn't cut them up and tried to save them in clumps they would rot. By now you must be knee deep in cuttings.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

April 8, 2013
4:42 PM

Post #9476581

I have finally pitched the tubers that either have no eyes showing or are wimpy. I got carried away on the peony thread and was talking about dahlias and went ops. Not much activity here on the dahlia forum. Wonder why? I am propagating three that I am down to one tuber on and don't want to risk losing them entirely. I need to take a new inventory as I wasn't updating my report as I pitched.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2013
5:40 PM

Post #9476646

Here in the northeast we've had some nice weather so I'm sure even dahlia lovers are outside cleaning up and getting our spots ready for dahlia planting. Today was so gorgeous and tomorrow we'll be in the 70's.

My dahlias are still in storage in the garage - shame on me!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

April 8, 2013
7:58 PM

Post #9476808

Arlene, for shame. With such lovely weather. Poor tubers...
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2013
8:01 PM

Post #9476811

I know. I feel the guilt. On the next rainy day I'll bring them downstairs and put them in trays with soil. Might even water them!

Sister Rosalita would give me a dahlia demerit!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2013
7:37 AM

Post #9477289

Probably. And next week or so it would be the dreaded ruler. Did you ever see "Blues Brothers" -- the original version. The Penguin the brothers are terrified of. A nun, obviously. It was hysterical and soooooo true to what we believed as children. And the music was great.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2013
8:17 AM

Post #9477371

We had the dreaded pointer that got jabbed in our backs if we didn't kneel perfectly straight in church.

Never saw the Blues Brothers but that does sound funny.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2013
9:14 AM

Post #9477456

Classic blues musicians, very well known like Duke Ellington. And singers also. If you like that sort of music it is one of the few movies I have watched more than once. Even the sequal made in 2000 was great.

Ouch! A pointer? Now that is cold...
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 9, 2013
11:13 AM

Post #9477615

Cold, yes, but I can kneel straight for an hour without a problem. The fear of the pointer remains alive and well in my memory bank.
muffster
Reno, NV

June 19, 2013
9:30 PM

Post #9565707

Wow! I always cut eye from mother in the fall and store them So you store whole clumps in fall and then in spring set clumps in dirt inside to see how many sprout. Cool! Can't wait to see this.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2013
7:05 AM

Post #9566006

Still trying to get the last five dahlias planted!
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

June 20, 2013
7:14 PM

Post #9566918

Mine weren't far in front of you and I'm in Texas
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2013
7:16 PM

Post #9566923

Thanks for making me feel better! Tomorrow they'll get planted.

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