Michael in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, asks: Dahlia tubers that were stored in peat moss in the basement have started to send up shoots. They’re in the coldest part of the basement, but it is 14 to 16°C in the room with about 35% humidity. Should the sprouts be trimmed off? Left alone? Nick Vanderheide of Creekside Growers in Delhi, Ontario, says: The issue at hand … [Read more...] about What to do when stored dahlia tubers sprout early?
When you consider that tuberous begonias can flower continuously from June until frost, have blooms that last more than a week, are easy to grow, and come in just about every colour, it’s a wonder more gardeners don’t grow them. If this is your year to try growing tuberous begonias, now is the time to get them started. Bulb basics The neat thing about … [Read more...] about Starting tuberous begonias