When should I plant begonia tubers?
Thereof, when should I plant begonia bulbs?
- Start tubers into growth in March or April at 18°C (64°F)
- Fill a seed tray 7.5cm (3in) deep with moist sandy potting compost.
- Place tubers on the surface of the compost, hollow side uppermost, 2cm (¾in) apart and 2.5cm (1in) deep.
Furthermore, how do you start begonia bulbs indoors? Begonia tubers can be started off indoors in a light room, conservatory or greenhouse. Plant the tubers in trays or pots with the hollow side up. Cover with no more than 1cm (1/4in) of soil or potting compost. Begonias prefer partial shade but do ensure they have plenty of light and air.
Accordingly, how do you plant begonias?
Plant wax begonia transplants 6 to 8 inches apart and others according to their mature size. Tubers can be started indoors by placing the tubers, hollow side up, 1 inch apart in a shallow tray with moist potting mix. Place the tray in a dark room and water just enough to keep the potting mix moist, but not soggy.
Do begonias come back every year?
Like Impatiens, Begonias are actually tender perennials (come back year after year) that are usually treated as annuals (gone forever at first frost). In deep shade situations, Begonias will stretch and become leggy, so do give them a spot with at least a few hours of sunlight for the best results.