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Mags22 | 18:44 Wed 25th Mar 2020 | Home & Garden
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When should I be planting my begonia bulbs?

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Begonia corms can be put out as soon as you are sure that there is no deep frost due. I always lay mine out on slightly moist potting compound dimple facing upwards, in a little wooden greenhouse that I put back together every spring. Begonia corms respond best to light and warmth and when they show signs that little shoots are appearing on top(dimple side up) and...
18:53 Wed 25th Mar 2020
Begonia corms can be put out as soon as you are sure that there is no deep frost due. I always lay mine out on slightly moist potting compound dimple facing upwards, in a little wooden greenhouse that I put back together every spring. Begonia corms respond best to light and warmth and when they show signs that little shoots are appearing on top(dimple side up) and little hair roots have developed underneath I pot them up. I will be unwrapping them and starting them off this weekend. I did start two of the larger deep red ones on the kitchen window sill 2 weeks ago and they are coming on a treat.
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"Start tubers into growth in March or April at 18°C (64°F)"

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Ta Mags......Don't forget to keep us updated on their progress if you have made a start. We have a collection of 70 odd Begonia corms that we lift every year end of October, dry off and get rid of loose soil, then wrap every one individually in newspaper and store on baskets away from damp and frost. Reverse order every spring. A good tip is to label them up as you wrap ie. Red, Yellow, Orange, Peach etc. This means that as you lift and trim up the Corms you need to categorise them at that point. "She who must be obeyed" is in charge of this. :))

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