Posted on September 29th, 2013 at 4:56 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club

If you already have a favorite successful way of storing dahlia tubers, you do not need to read any further. If you would like to try a new easy space- saving method, read on.

The American Dahlia Society suggests trying the following method with perhaps a few of your tubers. If this method works for you , you can use it with more or all of your tubers in the future.

Clean, inspect for rot and fungus, and then dry the tubers for at least 3 days in a basement or other area ( temperature above freezing but below 50 degrees.Try this new method of storing: Wrap each tuber in Saran Wrap or similar type plastic wrap. Place in a box in your storage area.

With this method you save space and the cost of vermiculite or other storage material. A second advantage is that you do not need to check the tubers over the winter as is necessary when storing in vermiculite.

Source : Greater Columbus Dahlia Society website