Landgarten von Jutta und Michael Bongers am Niederrhein

Dahlia harvest

The approaching winter in front of us, it’s time to pull the frost-sensitive dahlias out of the garden. Using a grave fork, each plant is carefully removed from the ground and provided with name tags.

The tubers are completely freed from all soil residues and all green plant parts removed. The remaining tubers can now be shared with a sharp knife; always so that an eye remains, from which the tuber expels again in the spring.

The tubers come sorted by type to dry in the cellar. We always place the dahlia tubers in boxes on newspaper. But you can also use for example sand, straw or wood wool.