Dahlia planting tips

 

Water plants two days before planting.

Plan and place stakes before planting ( common spacing is 30 inches between larger  plants and 20 to 24 inches for smaller plants).

60 inch stakes with 12 inches in the ground is good support.

Dig hole twice the size of pot and sprinkle in a small amount of slow release fertilizer (14-14-14 or 10-10-10)

Place plant in hole, tamp in and tie up immediately. (leave slack in loop or it will grow into stem as plant develops)

Water thoroughly and leave for two weeks, unless extremely hot.  ( This allows for strong deep root development)

Enjoy!

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