Planting tips for your new Dahlia season

  1. Water plants two days before planting.
  2. Plan and place stakes before planting.
  3. Common spacing is 24 inches between plants (30 inches for larger plants, 20 to 24  inches for smaller plants)
  4. 60 inch stakes with 12 inches in the ground is good support.
  5. Dig hole twice the size of pot and sprinkle in a small amount of slow release fertilizer. (14-14-14 or 10-10-10)
  6. Place dahlia in hole, tamp in and tie to stake immediately. (leave some slack in loop to allow for growth or it will cut into stem as the plant grows)
  7. Water thoroughly and leave for two weeks unless extremely hot — this forces strong, deep root development.

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