This fall we created 3 videos about how we dig, cure and store dahlia tubers (you will find below). Every person has there own little tips and trends, here are a few of ours.
Everyones storage facility is different and you need to figure out what works for you. Trial & error is unfortunately the best teacher. It’s not easy and takes a bit of finesse. Storing at 40 degrees is ideal with some moisture present or row cover over them.
My antique basement has its leaks which provides some moisture. Never place dahlia tubers directly on a basement floor (put down some plastic first). Do not run a dehumidifier while you have dahlia tubers stored in your basement. These wick moisture from dahlias, causing shriveling. Every month check on stored tubers for signs of mold and shrinkage. For mold add more air flow and for shrinkage spritz lightly. There is a delicate balance between too much moisture and not enough.
We would love to hear some of your tips and trends on Dahlia tuber digging, curing and storing in the comments below. Hope you enjoy these videos.