Begonia Seedlings

Has anyone any tips for transplanting fine begonia seedlings because of their being tiny.Also the type of compost for the tiny seedlings

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

    For begonia semperflorens (bedding begonias), put two or three seedlings together into a 3 inch pot. a small clump will develop, you dont have to separate each one.

     Use a fine compost designated for seedlings eg Levington S1, and you can add a small amount of perlite to keep it free draining.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • mike wmike w Posts: 43

    Thank you fidgetbones your advise is good although my seeds are doubles it would be better if I could transplant separately,any further suggestions.

     

     

     

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    I have pelleted ones which were easier to separate and have had about 90% germination rate im growing them under lights though the seedings are tiny I nearly missed them at first

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

    If its the very fine seed, mix with sand and sow thinly to make it easier to prick out.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • mike wmike w Posts: 43

    Fidgetbones & cairnsie

    i have planted both normal seeds and pellets and will use your combined help.

    many thanks

     

     

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