Growing Info

Our Favorite Annual Flowers for Increasing Biodiversity

Every year, we co-plant thousands of beautiful annuals in our dahlia fields! We plant them between the dahlia varieties, often blocking them by color (so fun!), which gives us a “hard stop” between dahlia varieties at harvest time. Not only are the annual flowers beautiful and help us keep our dahlias organized, they also: Favorite […]

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How to Make Rooted Dahlia Cuttings at Home

Hey friends! Here is our quick, easy tutorial on how to multiply your dahlias by taking herbaceous cuttings and rooting them. (Don’t miss the important links about how we make dahlia cuttings below the video!) Here are a few links mentioned in the video: HighTop Humidity Domes https://www.growerssupply.com/prod/116039.html Taking cuttings from cuttings/field plants https://www.triplewrenfarms.com/pinch-your-dahlias-and-use-them-as-mid-season-dahlia-cuttings/ Video of how

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How to Fertilize Dahlias

How to Fertilize Dahlias Are you looking for information about fertilizing dahlias? We can help!  There are three main things to know about properly fertilizing dahlias: Early Season Fertilizing We plant with granulated organic chicken manure fertilizer (5-3-2 + micronutrients!) in our beds, and top dress with more balanced fertilizer about 4-6 weeks later (or

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How to Grow Dahlias: Planting Tubers

Are you new to growing dahlias? Let us show you how we plant dahlias at Triple Wren! Despite being a large scale grower, all our dahlias are lovingly prepared and planted by hand. This lets us keep our literal fingers on the pulse of our dahlias’ health and gives us the ability to curate our

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How (and Why!) You Should “Harden Off” Your Seedlings and Rooted Cuttings

Hardening off means acclimating a plant to a new environment. It refers to toughening up a plant a bit, so that it’s not shocked by direct sunlight, dry conditions, and wind, and it is a term and process primarily used for young transplants. Plants that are seeded directly outdoors are naturally acclimated from the beginning

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Why Would You Need a “Soilless Growing Medium?”

Healthy soil is one of the most magical parts of our planet, full of organic material that supports a robust microbiome which in turn supports plant growth all over the earth. The soil in your ecological zone is special and has been shaped by your region’s specific climate and history. The soil in your county,

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Plant Annuals With Your Dahlias For Biodiversity

In our constant quest for biodiversity at Triple Wren, we co-plant hundreds of beautiful annuals amidst our dahlias each year. It makes for a really beautiful, inspiring field, lets us rotate our dahlia crop within the rows from year to year, and provides beneficial insects with quite a feast throughout the growing season. 🐝🌻🌿 (Win-win-win!)

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