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Old September 24th, 2006, 01:12 PM
fleur52 fleur52 is offline
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storing dahlia & begonia bulbs

I think I should be taking these bulbs out of the garden soon. For years I've killed my dahlia bulbs by trying to store them, obviously incorrectly. Can someone tell me what is the best way to store these bulbs and when they should be "re-started" in the spring. Will the begonias be stored the same way?

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Old September 24th, 2006, 02:02 PM
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Re: storing dahlia & begonia bulbs

Hi Fleur,

Here's how to dig, store and replant your tubers.
http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopE...bs/dahltub.htm
http://www.dahlias.net/dahwebpg/Cult...ex/Culture.htm
http://www.dahlias.net/seabox/savem.htm

You don't say what type of begonias you are growing, but I'm guessing they are also tuberous. If not, just let me know.
http://members.aol.com/btbegonia/tuber.htm
http://www.begonias.org/greenhouse/b...p?CAT=tuberous

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Old September 25th, 2006, 09:26 AM
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Re: storing dahlia & begonia bulbs

Hi Newt;

Thanks for the websites... They look like exactly what I need to know.
Haven't read all of them yet but have bookmarked them for future reference.

Thanks again,
Fleur
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Old September 25th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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Re: storing dahlia & begonia bulbs

Fleur, you are very welcome!

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