I have some lovely apricot shade double begonias, they don't have a tuber as yet and I wonder if it is possible to over-winter them, if so, how would I go about it
Hi Patricia. I have successfully kept begonias over winter in a cold greenhouse by just letting them dry off in the containers they were planted in and then repotting in Spring with fresh compost. There should be a tuber formed though so you would need to check on that before drying off.
I bought them as plugs for my hanging baskets and they were glorious. Have just removed them and put into pots. Definately only roots. Maybe tubers will develop?
Thankyou guys, that was really helpful and shows me the way to go.
I've kept them as described above but never noticed tubers - not looked to be honest ! I take them out at the end of Oct and I'll check their bottoms this time.
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