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Why so small?

Posted by mora 6b (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 16, 05 at 19:58

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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RE: Why so small?

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

RE: Why so small?

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.

RE: Why so small?

  • Posted by mora 6b (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 17, 05 at 16:28

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

RE: Why so small?

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!

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