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begonia corms

Posted by PeterS1938 UK (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 4, 13 at 11:02

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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RE: begonia corms

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.

RE: begonia corms

Thanks for the advice Woebegonia it is much appreciated.

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