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.
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.
Started mine about 6 weeks ok - just poking through
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.
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!