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I bought 4 begonia tubers a month ago, 2 have produced healthy shoots, 2 are doing nothing is there anything I can do?



  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Just wait. In one tray I have 2 with leaves and a couple only just barely showing the buds and one doing nothing. It's a game of wait and see I'm afraid

  • Thanks Rosa, thought that I may have been sold some duff ones.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    You can never tell, same as it's hard to tell if they have over-wintered successfully.

  • But how do I plan my hanging baskets if I do not know? when do I abandon these and buy some new ones?

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Give it another week or so, still plenty of time then to get some - am same with my baskets.

    Everything is late this year any way, oh just seen you are in Cornwall, so milder. Think you can still wait, make sure the compost is not too dry.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed foryou

  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013
    Have you got hem somewhere warm but not direct sun Chris - that might help image

    Pam L L x
  • Lilylouise I have them on a windowsill is that too sunny?

    Rosa I was worried about rotting them.

  • I never seem to have much luck with tubers- I don't really know why

  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013
    A south facing window probably wouldn't be so good Chris but other windowsills should be fine image

    Pam LL x
  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Another one has shown a bud today. image#Still 3 waitng for though

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