Thanks for your purchase! Before we begin, please open your package and inspect the tubers you have received. They are packaged in Ziploc baggies with vermiculite this year, which is ideal long-term storage for my climate, but might not be for yours. Place in a cool, dark area where they won't freeze until it's time to plant. Alternately, you can pot them up to get a head start on growing---moistened (but not soaking wet) soil, warmth and light is all they need to get going.
Please note: dahlia tubers come in all shapes and sizes. A 'perfect' looking single tuber with lots of visible eyes, a small, wrinkly, hardened clump with no visible eyes---they will all grow the same and produce beautiful flowers, just have some faith!
If you see a bit of mold on your tubers, this can be very normal depending on the variety. Please dust off the vermiculite and mold, and let air dry for 24 hours and they should be absolutely fine. This is very dependent on the variety; you also have the option to ship the tubers back to me within 7 days of receiving them for a full refund on the tubers, but not the shipping.
How to Grow Dahlias
I do plan on getting my own guide going, but for now, please head on over to Summer Dreams Farm for his guide. Michael is the biggest dahlia grower in the States and is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to all things dahlias!