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Is it too late to plant begonia tubers?

When you get them home you should keep them dry and frost free until you are ready to start your tubers into growth. Begonias shouldn’t be planted in your garden until the last frosts have passed which is usually in late May or even early June in the north.


Thereof, is it too late to plant begonias?

Begonias are tropical plants and they need warm soil. If you live in a cool climate, it’s best to hold off planting begonias outdoors until the soil is 60°F and the nights are relatively warm. In northern areas this will be late May to early June.

Also Know, how do you store begonia tubers? Take the following steps to save your potted tuberous begonia tubers: Remove plant from pot before hard frosts occur. Cut back most of the top of the plant, leaving the ball of roots and soil intact. Place in a dry, cool storage area (a basement or garage) and allow the tubers to cure for several weeks.

People also ask, can you split begonia tubers?

Begonia tubers increase in size each year and after three years or so, the flower display will begin to deteriorate. It’s best to divide the tubers in the early spring, after the buds have begun to swell. Use a sharp knife and divide into as many pieces as you like, as long as each piece has at least one bud on it.

How fast do begonias grow?

It takes 12 to 14 weeks for a tuberous begonia to bloom after the tubers are planted, so most gardeners like to start their begonias indoors eight weeks before the last frost date or even sooner. You can grow tuberous begonias in any pot that has drainage holes and is large enough to fit the bulb.


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