I planted my dahlia bulbs eight days ago and there's no sign of new growth yet. How long before I see signs of life? Also, I dug up and saved smaller dahlias from plants I purchased last year; I planted them too, but no sign of life on them either. Are both of these dahlias dead?
Usually you can see the about that time, I would check carefully, there are very easy to break. In what kind of dirt are they? Dahlias do not like to have wet feet they will rot!! and also they do not like a lot of heat, they prefer to have afternoon shade, the first ones I planted grew huge and where beautiful, they would get to big and I would cut them down, and they would come back LOL
I had no idea what I was doing, but the problem was I left them in the ground and they died..... but I have grown many types of dahlias, just keep them watered and out of afternoon sun, protect them in winter and they will come back the next year. Check your tuber see how they are doing (also ad sand) to the are of planting. (and check how quick the water drains