13 Review (s)

  1. Nina NAYDENOVA, Belgorod

    Dahlia is out of fashion!
    Some gardeners for some reason consider dahlias to be unfashionable, outdated. I completely disagree with them. What can be compared with the splendor of their flowering? And before 1 September neighbors are almost in line lining up for bunches.
    I have various varieties of dahlias: pyonid, cactus and pompoms. The flower is sunflower, so I plant it in open places. The soil in my area is clayey, so I add sand and humus to it, and in the spring - nitrogen fertilizers. I dig a bed in the fall, in the spring I loosen.
    In the beginning of April I take out the tubers from the basement, spoiled them. Large tubers divide, and some-cut into parts (on each must be 1 sprout). Then I put everything in the box into a box, I put it in sand and leave it in the cottage house.
    When the heat comes, I plant dahlias in the garden. If the threat of frost remains, I put shelter from the packages (I cut the milk bag in half and cut off the top and bottom, it turns out a cylinder). The distance between plants can withstand at least 0,5 m. Dahlia must tie it to a support. So that the flowers are large, I feed the plants with nitrogen mineral fertilizers - a matchbox on a 10-liter bucket of water. In the autumn I stop watering and hills the plants. When the aboveground part disappears, I dig up plants, clean it from the ground, and soak for half an hour in a raspberry potassium permanganate solution. Then I dry it, sign the name of the variety with a felt-tip pen on the tuber and put it in the cellar for storage.

  2. Ksenia ARHIPENKO, Tver

    Good tubers are beautiful dahlias
    To the tubers of dahlias well overwintered, it is important that they are properly ripe. I began to help the bush from the very beginning of flowering: I remove wilted and poorly developed flowers. This is necessary not only for the beauty of the bush, but also so that it does not waste unnecessary forces.
    By the end of summer, I stop watering and feeding, I give the bush the opportunity to calmly, in natural conditions, to retire. Closer to the autumn of the base of the bushes slightly hill, to protect the roots from possible frost. As soon as the first matinee burns the leaves, the above-ground part is cut off, leaving 15-20 cm of stems. If the autumn turned out to be warm, prolonged, then I cut off the green bushes in the middle of September.
    Important point: if the weather is not too cold and rainy, then after trimming the tubers do not need to dig up right away. It is better to leave them for a week in the land, so that they are finally ripe. Small frosts of dipped tubers are not terrible.
    I dig out the dahlias on a dry day, very gently, with pitchforks and unfold "upside down" in the sun for easy drying and wilting. Then they will have to be soaked to wash off the remains of the earth, but after preliminary drying the tubers become less fragile.
    If the fall is not lucky and the rain is poured continuously, [[dig out the bushes immediately after trimming, I wash the hose from the excess land and put it to dry on sackcloth in the shed.

  3. Galina

    At the end of the first decade of June, planted tuberous dahlias are planted in the ground. They dig a planting pit 30 × 30 cm in size. The distance between the plants is 60-90 cm. The pits are filled with a nutrient mixture: 1/2 bucket of humus, 3-4 tbsp. tablespoons of ash, 20 g of superphosphate. The place before planting should be well shed with water, next to set stakes for the subsequent garter of plants. Tubers with a lump of earth are located close to the pegs, the root neck of each plant is deepened when planting by 5-6 cm.

  4. Valentine

    Tell me what happened to my dahlias last year. The stem itself breaks, but inside - like dust ...

    • Raisa Petrunina

      On the basis of existing symptoms, I can assume that the dahlias are affected by white rot, or sclerotinia. This is a fungal disease, the causative agent is Sclerotica sclerotiorum. Sclerotinia affects the base of stems and tubers.
      Most often, dahlias become infected through the soil. Spores of the fungus are entered into the damaged areas, wounds, cuttings, which the plant received during the cuttings, pasynkovaniya and other procedures. Decay begins from the inside, and individual ulcers can be seen from the outside. At first they are watery, then turn yellow, brown, soften and collapse, covered with a white cotton-like coating. The same appears inside the stems.
      The first sign of infection of the plant is the wilting of the tips of shoots. The disease often leads to the withering away of only individual stems, but in the event of a central lesion, the whole plant dies.
      Most often, dahlias on acidic moist moist soils, as well as rapidly developing powerful tops as a result of applying high doses of nitrogen fertilizers or in a thickened planting, suffer from white rot. The disease manifests itself sharply at low air temperature (12-15'C) and with its sharp drops at high humidity.
      The main preventive measure is fruitful, that is, do not return dahlias to their former place earlier than after 5 years. Of the preventive measures, you can recommend:
      • Before the 0,5 planting a glass of ash or dolomite flour is placed in each well, which must be mixed well with the ground;
      • pre-planting treatment (dipping) of tubers in a solution of Fitosporin-M - 60 ml (4 tablespoons) of a liquid preparation per 1 liter of water.
      • foliar top dressing with microelements. In 10 l water dissolve 5 g boric acid, 2 g potassium permanganate, 1 g copper sulfate and 10 g urea. Give it three times (before the mass flowering) in the evening hours with an interval of 15-20 days;
      • Tumble the tubers before storing them with a mixture
      ground sulfur with chalk [in a ratio of 1: 3 or spraying with chorus fungicide. They are stored in a mixture of sand and peat at a temperature of approximately 3-5 ° C.
      In the initial stage of the disease, plants can be tried to save by cutting the stem below the lesion to capture a large part of the healthy tissue. Places of slices are sprinkled with ashes or lime. To prevent further spread of the disease, all the dahlias are treated with Phytosporin-M, for which 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the liquid preparation is dissolved in 10 L of water.

  5. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Two in one: edible dahlia beauty
    You are probably at a loss: is it possible to eat dahlias? Until now, these large-flowered beauties have been a delight only for the eyes. But potatoes in Europe were originally grown as an exclusively ornamental plant! We will go deeper into history: it turns out that dahlias were also used by the Aztecs and Indians for food. Later, conquistadors brought them to Europe along with potatoes, where the plants eventually made a completely different career, the first became a decoration of the gardens, and the second became a popular food product. For three centuries, dahlia root tubers underwent metamorphoses and lost their taste. But not so long ago, amazing new products appeared on the shelves - the so-called edible dahlias with really tasty tubers, for example, 'Hapel Vida' (pictured right) or 'Hapet Sunset'. They bloom in the summer (the decorativeness is completely preserved!), And in the fall they delight gardeners with delicious pink-red, orange or white tubers. Breeders have been working on these wonders for about 2 years, but the result is worth it. Depending on the variety, tubers taste like parsley, fennel, celery or scorzoner and can successfully replace potatoes in any dish. True, the price of such a delicious beauty is considerable. In addition, in the first years, the novelty does not give a plentiful harvest, so it will not work right immediately to treat yourself to delights from tubers of dahlias.

  6. Elena AFANASYEVA, town of Krasnokamsk

    Cooking dahlias for the winter
    For several years now I have been successfully growing dahlias. It should be remembered that in the fall before digging they should not be greatly fertilized. This will help to better maintain the stolons - the underground reproductive organs of these plants. Stolons dried up within 2-3 days and cleaned from the ground are placed in clean, deep boxes and sprinkled with wood shavings or large sawdust (small ones strongly draw moisture).
    The vegetable pit is deep (2 m), so I put one box on the other and put them behind the stairs. The top box is closed with a piece of plywood so that the condensate does not get into the shavings from the pit cover. With this method of storage, it is possible to keep the underground organs of dahlias healthy during the whole winter-spring period and successfully prepare them for planting.
    In spring, in April, I take stolons of dahlias from the pit and divide. Then I planted in a greenhouse of polycarbonate for germination. The climate in our region is harsh, so it is better to keep the gentle shoots of flowers in shelter. After the termination of spring frosts I plant sprouting stolons on a permanent place in a flower garden. With this planting, it is possible to achieve magnificent blossoming of dahlias and the formation of large ripened stolons.

  7. Nicholas

    The annual dahlias often form tubers. The bushes grown from them bloom a month earlier and are much more magnificent than those obtained from seeds. In the open ground they usually do not winter us. In addition, for a season, unlike perennial dahlias, only small tubers can grow, which often dry up in winter.
    To keep the tubers from losing moisture, they are stored until spring in several ways.
    1 Fold with an earthen lump in boxes and sprinkled on top with sand or peat. Or in polypropylene sacks from sugar (you need to tie) and sent to storage in the basement.
    Washed and dried tubers are wrapped in three layers of food film and dropped into a cellar or put in a refrigerator on a vegetable shelf.
    3 You can parse tubers (paraffin is sold in stores for gardeners), then they can be stored in room conditions.
    Wash and dry tubers (less than 1 cm in diameter). In a saucepan with a long handle, melt the paraffin (it is highly flammable, so heat it very carefully). When it is not too hot, but still liquid, lower the dividend into it until half, then turn it over and dip it on the other side. Fold the tubers in the coolest place in the apartment: on the floor by the front door, near the balcony, in the bathroom (most importantly, away from batteries).
    It is important that the kidneys located on the neck survive and survive until spring. If they advance before the time, then the tubers can be planted in the pot beforehand, and when the threat of frost passes, the already grown plants can be transplanted into the flower garden.
    Extremely dried tubers can be reanimated by soaking in the spring before planting at night in some growth stimulant (for example, Epine). Even on absolutely deadly remains of the neck, a kidney can penetrate.

  8. Tatyana

    Tidied up the flower garden. I began to pull out annual dahlias ("funny guys") - they were the first to suffer from frost. I wanted to send them to compost, but they ended up with tubers (see photo). Can they winter if they are not dug up? If not, how should they be stored and does it make sense?

  9. Guest

    ■ It is not always possible to preserve the dahlias in the dahlias in winter. It is important to properly prepare them for storage. Digging dahlias can be in early October, better after the first frost. Choose the time when warm and dry weather sets. Find the strongest bushes, cut off the stems, leaving the hemp height about 2 cm. Be sure to remove the sprouts from the main tubers. Rinse the tubers thoroughly under a strong stream of water. Leave the roots in a cool room for 5-7 days to dry. So the planting material is better preserved until the spring. Then the dahlias are best placed for storage in a cellar or garage, where the temperature does not drop
    below 0 ° C. You can fold the cornclubs into varieties into cellophane t-shirts, make small holes for ventilation and hang them on brackets. At the beginning of spring, before planting, take out the corn-stems and dry them properly. It is very important not to allow the planting material to decay: during the whole period of storage of the root crop, periodically inspect and remove the decayed. You can try to keep the dahlias and the insulated loggia. But be careful that they do not get direct sunlight.

  10. Guest

    This year, for the first time, she planted dahlias in her garden. And such beautiful flowers have grown that I now want to save them until next spring. There are a lot of contradictory advice on the Internet.
    How can this be done correctly?

  11. Alexandra

    Dahlia for cutting
    If the dahlia breaks the middle of the three buds, the remaining ones will produce larger flowers, and the peduncles will be longer, which is important for cutting.
    Cut the dahlias in dry weather (wet inflorescences do not stand for a long time and rot). It is better to do it in the morning or at the end of the day.


  12. I bought dahlias, still in March, what should I do with them?


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