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I am looking for advice on when is the best time to plant Begonia Corm's.I have a greenhouse so they would be protected until the weather improves. 

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Now Carol. I haven't grown them for a few years but I'd have started them off a few weeks ago in a GH.

  • Tray14Tray14 Posts: 210

    Started mine about 6 weeks ok - just poking through 

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,770

    I started some last week - they already had tiny shoots beginning to show and they are in my dining room for now as I think it is too cold here for them to go into my GH. As soon as the weather shows signs of warming up they will be moved.

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  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    I usually put them in a tray of compost, only covering  up to the dip. 

     ( Do you know that the  right way up is the rounded side, the dip is the top? )

    This is where the shoots come from ..

    But there are several ways it  get the growth started.

    This year  I have  tried   some covered  with half inch of compost. Still in a tray .

    .,I bought. 150 this year for £7  , So some I'm trying  this way  too , as some were miss shaped and I couldn't work out the right way up  some were rounded complete my ::

    ::  I put them in a poly bag with damp compost,  . Not to get the compost wet but keep it slightly  damp.  Up to now this method is working best .but I'm checking them each day  to make sure they are not getting soft.  

    As leaves start  showing I put them in a pot.but not outside,  until  we are free from frost

    They should be ok anywhere it is warm and light. 

  • Hi to all those who responded to my query on Begonias, just to,let you know they all grown into lovely plants full of flowers, I have kept 2 of the plants in the greenhouse and I would like to say the one's I put outside are growing much better, so will put these outside now, was just trying out to see what was best!imageimage

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