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How to save mirabilis tubers until spring


I really want to grow a night beauty mirabilis in my country house. I heard that these flowers do not tolerate winter well even if they are covered. If I dig up tubers, can I somehow save them until spring? Maybe how to store dahlias or all the same we need to create some special conditions? Or all the same, you can not dig out? I live in the south of Ukraine and our winters are mild. Who will advise what?

Answers:

Hello, Nina. If you want to keep the tubers until next year, scoop them up in October, dry them and store in a box with sand in a dry basement at a temperature of +3 - +7 degrees. But I don’t bother with storage, I plant seeds every year - it’s easier. A little later, only begin to bloom.