|Step 1: Wrap the pot in bubble wrap.|
A year ago I dug up my dahlia tubers and kept them all winter long in town in my spare condo bathtub. The tubers were hard to dig up, and needed added moisture in their protective sacks ever few weeks. Most of them did survive for replanting.
|Step 2: In fall cut back to a few inches.|
So last year I tried keeping the the tubers in their pots. We don't get extreme cold, but we do have freezing nights, and several stretches of freezing weather.
|Step 3: Crumple newspaper over the soil.|
|Step 4: Place cardboard over the newspaper.|
|Step 5: Cover with a thin layer of soil.|
Have you ever kept dahlias outdoors through the winter? Do you get freezing nights? Was it successful for you?
|Dahlia tubers in pots ready for winter.|
My overwintering experiment was a huge success. Here are the results for my two pots.
The bubble wrap is still on the pots and ready to go for next winter. All I have to do is cover the tops again for next winter. This was so much easier than digging up all the tubers and storing them in my bathtub.
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