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Nov 14, 2021 12:22 PM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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It is time to get my Dahlia tubers stored for winter. I have some that still look nice and fat but then I also have these that are starting to look wrinkled like they are dying up. My question is what is my best coarse of action. In the past I have stored whole clumps in peat moss and they have done fine. I plan to do the same thing this year but would like to know if I should hydrate these wrinkled tubers before putting them in peat moss for the winter. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Nov 14, 2021 10:30 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Omaha, NE (Zone 5b)
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Hi Jeanne!

Wouldn't hurt to spritz them with water before you put them to bed.
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Nov 15, 2021 11:16 AM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Birds Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower
Thank You! Melissa. I will do that as soon as I pick up more peat moss. I ran out before getting to my Dahlia.
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Nov 27, 2021 3:51 PM CST
Arlington Hts, IL (Zone 5b)
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I would divide the clumps and store using the Saran Wrap method. It would probably prevent those tubers that have shriveled from deteriorating anymore. Added benefit is that they would take up a lot less storage room!
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Nov 27, 2021 9:28 PM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Birds Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower
Thanks Laura. They are all already in storage as mostly clumps but will do it differently next year. I appreciate your input. Thanks.
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