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Should I Start Inside or Out at this Point?

Posted by dcrosby 5MA (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 14:12


I ordered my Dahlia bulbs late and the supplier is taking their time getting them to me. At this point, should I just put them in the ground or would it still be beneficial to start them indoors? I live in zone 6a.

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RE: Should I Start Inside or Out at this Point?

I think I would start them inside (an unheated greenhouse) although I also have dahlias still in the ground. Those overwintered outside have no visible signs of growth (thankfully) as our last frost date can be as late as 1st week in June. In 6 weeks or so they will be sturdy plants to go outside.

RE: Should I Start Inside or Out at this Point?

thanks campanula
my last frost date is the last week in may.
i'd prefer to start them outdoors as my growing space is limited but to you’re probably right...i should start the indoors

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