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Help! I was getting excited about planting my dahlia tubers. Went in the garage this evening where they were placed in brown paper bags with vermucilite this past autumn. They are not mushy, but wrinkled and dried up. Is there any way to salvage them? Are they supposed to look all dried up?
I haven't had dahlias in years, but I remember the tubers always looked like they were dead. Go ahead and plant them at the proper time. I suspect they are okay.
Or--you might put them into a plastic bag with some peat moss, then keep an eye on them as they warm. If they sprout, they are fine. If they don't, plant them anyway (LOL), but have some new ones at the ready.