November 16, 2019

Storing Dahlia Tubers for Winter

Our dahlia digging and storing project continues at the farm.

Dahlias are frost-tender tuberous plants that can overwinter outdoors where the weather is mild. However, here in the Northeast, severe winter conditions will cause them to split and rot, so they must be pulled from the ground and stored away every fall. Several days ago, my gardeners uprooted all the dahlia tubers, rinsed them and set them inside the temperature and humidity-controlled greenhouse where they could cure. Now, they are ready for storing.

Enjoy these photos and tips.