Winter question

joebokNovember 4, 2007

We have collected a few begonias this year. I don't know much about them, but they have been a joy to greet in the morning.

I keep a green house for my citrus trees. It stays above freezing, but on the coldest nights it will get down to about 38.

The plan is to put the begonias in the greenhouse. Do I need to take any special precautions?

Here is our begonia collection:

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Do not keep them soaking wet (let dry a bit between watering), give lots of light, and keep foliage dry. With cool temps (38 is getting down there), the leaves and stems become very susceptible to mildew. For the most part they should survive those temps but they could succumb to rot and mildew if kept too cool too long.

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