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Planting glad and dahlia bulbs

Postby Jewel1065 » Apr 24, 2008 4:00 pm

I'm in zone 5b. When can I plant my glads and dahlia bulbs?
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Postby murphy » Apr 24, 2008 7:45 pm

If you plant them about six inches can start now. If you are only planting bellow the surface you may want to wait. I started mine about three weeks ago in pots.
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Re: Planting glad and dahlia bulbs

Postby Big Smile » Apr 24, 2008 9:10 pm

Jewel1065 wrote:I'm in zone 5b. When can I plant my glads and dahlia bulbs?

I planted a row of Glads in the veggie garden last Saturday. I plant them about 6 inches deep but just cover the bulb. As they grow I keep adding soil in the hole till level with the ground, that makes stronger plants .

I have all my Dahlias growing in pots , wait another 2 weeks to plant in the ground. You should be safe then in your erea.

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Postby butterfly » Apr 25, 2008 10:32 am

I am in zone 5B and too early to plant either

The soil is too cold they just rot on me

Dahlias won't grow , they need warmmer soil which is end of may 1st of June here

WE are about a month beind Ont

Not sure wheer she is but if in the Maritimes. She should wait

I;ve had them rot on me if planted in May
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Planting glads

Postby DMG » Apr 25, 2008 11:57 am

It appears she is in GTA, greater Toronto area in Ontario. Wise to follow advice of the Ontario gardeners perhaps....pots would definitely be okay, u can move them in easy if there is a frost warning.DMG
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Glads & Dahlias

Postby Abby1944 » Apr 25, 2008 2:37 pm

I live in Maritimes, We are just getting rid of the snow and the ground is very soggy. I plant my Glads in the house in aluminum trays you buy in Supermarket for roasting Turkey. I will start them Next week. I plant them about June 1 when all frost is over.By then we can till the glad area so I can plant them deep.
I used to start Dahlias but now just wait til mid may & the ground is dried up some & then plant them.
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Postby shutterbug » Apr 25, 2008 3:03 pm

I planted a Dahlia late last May and it came up about a month later. Watch out for those squirrels though. Mine like to dig up the bulb when the leaves come out.
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