Why so small?

mora(6)April 16, 2005

I stupidly mixed my pendulous tubers with my non stops so have to re-buy the lot, My saved tubers are big(fist size) and healthy , lots of sprouts... everything I've seen in the stores are loonie sized and at least 2 bucks ! Where do they get such tiny tubers ? M

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kdjoergensen

From holland !!!
They are first year tubers...
They get them small and cheap.
Try antonelli's begonias. They have a store on ebay, too

    Bookmark   April 16, 2005 at 9:51PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

Seems to me back in the dark ages when I was young and lived in a climate where I could grow tuberous begonias that some people preferred the small tubers, or even to start them from seed themselves each year, because they claimed the small tubers gave bigger flowers than the larger older tubers. I'm sure the plants would be smaller so there would be less blooms though. Don't recall doing any testing myself to see if that was true.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2005 at 1:55AM
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mora(6)

Thankyou both for replying , it's hard to imagine that anything so small and light will produce what I want, but after all...how big is a seed !

    Bookmark   April 17, 2005 at 4:28PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

Begonia seeds are in the 'dust-like' category. I've grown a lot of things from seed, but I must admit begonia seed (and gesneriads, another addiction of mine) are kind of scary to me. Gonna have to try some, maybe this year!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2005 at 1:04AM
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