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Begonia tubers

granmagranma Posts: 1,925

I bought some Begonia tubers from a nursery  , 2-3 inches wide , rounded one side and dried up what look like roots on the other where it dips in the centre. How are these planted . Have been told the rounded bit at the bottom and the top ( dinted , hollow at the top) and not to cover completly with compost . -On 2 of them some pinky soots coming from the hollowed out centre. Is this the top ? and do I need to soak the night beforeplease ?


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,678

    The hollow bit goes on top. leave the top exposed with the rest inthe compost. It is fairly late to be planting them but, they might flower. Start them in a pot in a warm place to give them a good start. Then put them out later in the summer.

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  • granmagranma Posts: 1,925

    Thanks punkdoc, talk about instant reply!!!!!!

     I just love this forum ,

    Have set them just as you ve said ,  The begonias were reduced 6 for a £1 in Brigg Garden center I have had loads of shrubs , plants , bulbs from here and have been more than happy .   The lady at the checkout said I could save them for next year if I managed to get them going this year . So I thought at that price Id take the chance - once I found out how to plant !   Thanks again  punkdoc.

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