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Healthy Soil is the Key to Healthy Dahlias

Good healthy soil was one of the main things we considered when we purchased our farm, because a foundation of soil health is essential for growing healthy food, flowers… and, of course, especially dahlias! 😉 So today we want to talk about the 4 most important things for cultivating healthy soil in your home garden. […]

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Rooted Dahlia Cuttings Tuber Growth Experiment 2023

In summer 2023, we did a fantastic experiment with KA’s Mocha Katie dahlias, to demonstrate what tuber growth looks like when taking dahlia cuttings to root at different points in the year. This year’s experiments followed many variations from 2022, and confirmed quite a few things, including: KA’s Mocha Katie, besides being one of my top favorite

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How to Care for Dahlias After They’ve Been Planted, but Before they Bloom

We’re in  an in-between season at the farm. The busy spring season is over, and all the planting and shipping is done, but we’re still waiting on the bounty of blooms. As we watch and wait for our dahlias to bloom, there is still plenty to do. Watching for pests and pest prevention Every week,

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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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