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Time your dahlia planting just right

Posted on: April 6th, 2014 by Aimee Sherrill

   Planting your dahlias at the right time is the key to successful dahlia growing.  Timing is everything in dahlias.    Plant your dahlias when your soil has warmed to 60 degrees and is not too wet or soggy.  A good rule of thumb to follow is to Dahlia Barn not plant your dahlias until you are safe to plant your tomatoes, potatoes or corn in your area.  Planting your dahlias should be one of the last of your spring plantings.

Early spring is the time to:

  1. Prepare your garden beds

  2. Plant cold season crops

  3. Clean your greenhouse

  4. Get the winter off your gardens  

  5. Finish pruning your fruit trees, woody plants or roses

Another important point is that dahlias are really a fall flower and not a summer flower.  Dahlias come on when all other plants have finished their bloom for the summer.  Like the rock stars that they are, they carry us from late August until the pumpkins have arrived in October.  Take this valuable advice from us, the dahlia growers!  We want you to be successful in growing dahlias!

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