Dahlias Are Stemmy And Leaves Are Getting Eaten

Question From: D. Anderson - Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
Q: My dahlias are stemy , no leaves until they get about 6 inches in height. then the leaves start to come out only to find they are being eaten by something.

A: My guess is you have slugs or snails that come out at night. Lack of sun could also be an issue. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy