Large leaves on Dahlias

Zone Newtownabbey --Northern Ireland | winters added on June 26, 2018 | Answered

I have 15 Dahlia plants and have used Tomorite Tomato Food when the plants began to leaf. Is it all right to cut some leaves off or cut the leaf in half. Many Thanks--Sam Winters

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    Answered on June 27, 2018

    Unless the leaves are severely injured, or blocking light from a portion of the plant I wouldn't recommend cutting these off. Doing so will not kill them, but the need to make enough energy to keep themselves alive. These large leaves make a lot of energy, so unless they are preventing another main growth point from receiving light then it will only slow them down to remove these.

    Can you include a photo, so that I may be able to see the plant? This will help me to determine whether cutting the leaves off will hurt or help.

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