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Friday, April 22, 2016

Where We Will Be Selling

Just figured that I would let everyone know where we will be selling the next few months.  We are going to have probably 4 more shows coming up, and then in June we will be starting our farmers markets!

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Downtown Wadsworth Spring Craft & Herb Festival
Downtown Wadsworth, Ohio
9:00am- 4:00pm

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Spring Craft Show, St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church
5375 Broadview Road, Parma, Ohio 44134
10:00am- 4:00pm

Our Farmers Markets:
Valley City Farmers Market
Saturdays 9a.m. to 12p.m.
Starting again the First Saturday in June 2016
Can not wait to see everyone again in June!
Located at Liverpool Township Depot, 6615 Center Road
Valley City, Ohio

Brunswick Farmers Market
Sundays 11a.m. to 2p.m.
Starting again June 12th 2016
Can not wait to see everyone again in June!
Located at Brunswick Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road
Brunswick, Ohio 44212

****We may also be attending a few events this year during the summer, and may be adding another farmers market during the week.  Check back at our Where We Sell Page for updates.****

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dividing Dahlia Tubers

Since I spend most of the day today dividing and potting up dahlia tubers, I figured I would do a post on how to divide up dahlia tubers, so here it is.

How to Divide Dahlia Tubers
I find it best to divide the dahlia tubers in the spring just before planting, at this time the eyes will be more visible than in the fall, making it much easier to divide, especially if you are a beginner.

Dividing the tubers is important, if you keep planting the tubers outside every year without dividing it will become a “root bound” mess. Just picture trying to grow a large plant in a little pot, when you remove it from the pot and look at the roots it becomes way to overcrowded and root bound. Dahlia tubers can do the same kind of thing. If you do not divide them the tubers can become very congested, and run out of room to grow.

When dividing the tubers you have to make sure that for every root you have an eye, if you just cut off the root it will not grow. For beginners it may be easier to just cut the clump in half or three pieces, until it becomes easier to tell where the eyes are and what they look like. Just be sure that every clump has at least one eye. This is what I did when I first started saving dahlia tubers, and slowly every year I was able to cut them up better and better, till finally I could divide the tubers up so almost every root has an eye.

Below: The first photo shows the some visible and still dormant eyes the second photo shows where you could cut in order to have an eye at least one eye for each tuber. The cuts from this photo would give you 4 separate tubers to plant.

Potting up Dahlias

So today I spent most of my day in my hoophouse dividing and potting up some of my dahlias.  I would say I probably got about 1/3 of them potted up.  I probably have 2 or 3 more days of potting up dahlias to go.  Unfortunately I will not be able to pot up anymore until I know that the weather will be a little warmer.  All the dahlias that I potted up today I have in my basement, due to the weather this week it just seems too risky to keep my dahlias out in my hoophouse, since I do not want them to rot or freeze.

The dahlias that I potted up today.

The plants that I currently have in my basement.

The dahlias that I potted up today are:  Kelvin Floodlight, Elks Jack Sparrow, Santa Claus, Mr. Optimist, Firebird, Hakayou, Patches, Black Satin, American Beauty, Magically Dun, Sky Angel, and a couple of other ones that I do not know what the names are.

I just can not wait for this