Kale those are very pretty, I like the red one. Honey I don't do anything special to mine dahlias. I just cut them off and dig them shake off the dirt put them in a laundry basket in the cellar and next year bring them up and divide and plant them. That's it none of that fancy stuff and I've had some of my bulbs 8 years or more.
When you dug the ones from seeds did you find tubers, bulbs?? If so then you did a great job and should be proud. now next year they should be even bigger. Hope they take off for you, don't forget to add pictures when they come up next year. I'd love to see them.
OH...you knew! How did you know??!
Have you ever started them from seed?!
I was rather amused, I dug them up and I had some tubers bigger then a peach pit ! I was expecting to just place in small pots and bring them in *lol
Ok What I did so far is pull most and took off most of the stems.
They are sitting in the basement in a box not touching each other.
I am trying to make certain they are dry. I didn't wash at all with water.
I think I will just add vermiculite and layer them.
I also have elephant ears and Caladium and(Liatris (wasn't sure if I should store these or plant them now.I had them in an season bed I take apart in fall)
I am just going o store them all together in boxes with vermiculite.I shuld be fine huh?
AND separate in Spring
I am please to find someone that knew bulbs come from Dahlia started from seed!
Many older male "Dahlia Growers" hadn't a clue!
Oh I was rather interested in my finds as well.it was mixed seed so I do not know the colors they would have bloomed had I planted them(most of my flat) in the ground sooner then July) and the sun shined.but..I did find some tubers were itty bitty and some were nice sized.most had 2-4 tubers most were connected to the stem,the stem on most were /are puny.
The pink grew taller over 2ft more blooms.the reds were absolutely perfect form to my eyes very firm and brilliant.
I have more pics may post them later..