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Q.Any Risk To Dahlia Or Mirabilis Tubers Of Early Removal (before Frost) For Winter Storage?

Zone Braintree Essex UK | DryinEssex added on September 12, 2020 | Answered

I’d normally wait till first frost but schedule is a mess so may need to do v soon. Any risk to the plants of an early removal for winter greenhouse storage? Thank you

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Answered on September 14, 2020

As long as the plant has died off for the year, there will be no harm. If the plant is still living, then doing so will disrupt the natural cycle.

Here is an article that will help you to store these properly:


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Answered on September 15, 2020

Thanks for this info. I'll have to hold off for a few weeks to let it finish its normal cycle.

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