Nonstop Begonia Toubles
I am new to nonstop begonias and would greatly appreciate some advice. I have 12 nonstop fire begonias, here are the facts:
brownish spots on the leaves
brown and ragged leaf edges
edges of the blooms look papery and lack color
base of a FEW stems look too wet and almost slimey :(
morning direct sun for a few hours
hot and humid conditions (northern AL)
slow release fertilizer in soil (Miracle Gro type soil)
I let the soil dry out on the top inch or so before watering.
I am now starting to water the base only, trying not to get water on the leaves or flowers. But honestly I am not sure that it is a watering technique problem since the rims of the flower petals are becoming papery and colorless on just about every bloom.
My poor begonias will appreciate your feedback!