I'd appreciate advice on transplanting begonias. First, this very basic questions: Are all varieties of begonias grown from tubers?
I want to move a dozen or so begonia plants from area 1 to area 2. Area 1 is a large collection of mature begonias that have been doing well for several years without replanting each year.
a. Is the fall (now) a good time to move them?
b. Do I just dig plants out from area 1 taking a large clump of soil and then plant the clump in area 2? Or is there a better way of moving them?
c. Do I fertilize the transplants? With what?
d. I have read about storing begonia tubers in a cool place over the winter and then planting them in the spring. Is this really necessary or can the transplanted plants winter over in the ground?