begonia corms

PeterS1938February 4, 2013

I have 26 corms that I dried off and put in the attic in brown paper bags.On checking them this week I found that the majority had started to sprout (if thats the right terminology),I have now put them in a semi heated greenhouse but wondered if I should be potting those that have shoots on them?As you can guess I have very little knowledge of begonias being this is only my second year growing them, so any advise will be greatly appreciated.

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Yes, cover the entire tuber/corm as roots form all over it, they need to do that. My species are coming out of dormancy here, I will have to put them under lights soon to keep them going, it's too cold here to go into the greenhouse. I don't know your growing conditions but I would remind you that the tubers need long days or they may try and go dormant again. It's the same care whether for the tuberhybrida or species begonias.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 8:50AM
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Thanks for the advice Woebegonia it is much appreciated.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 4:24AM
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