Tips & Growing Instructions: Begonia Bulbs

April 3, 2013 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Tips & Growing Instructions: Begonia Bulbs

Begonia comes in many different varieties. They can brighten up both your indoor and outdoor gardens. Here are tips and growing instructions…

“In cold areas, start the tubers indoors about 6 weeks before you anticipate the last frost. Plant the tuber in potting soil, round side down, about 1″ below the surface. Water well and then keep the soil moist but not soggy. Keep in a warm, semi-shady area. When all danger of frost has passed, transplant outdoors being careful not to disturb the roots.” — brecks.com

“Most begonias prefer a shady position.
• It is important for the ground to be moist and well-drained.
• Acidic soil or sandy soil has a positive effect on many begonia varieties.
• The plants need plenty of water in the summer, especially on hot days.
• The dead flowers should be removed to encourage perpetual flowering.
• Adding artificial fertilizer to the water will ensure better growth and richer flowering.
• Fertilizer tablets can be used instead of artificial fertilizer.” — spaldingbulb.co.uk

“When frost begins to blacken the tips of your begonia plant it is time to dig up the bulbs. Carefully remove the bulbs from the soil, along with any offsets that may have grown.” — Sophia Darby, gardenguides.com

“Water your tubers enough to keep them moist. Too much water may cause the tubers to rot. Once they sprout, choose a sunny window for your begonia sprouts, or use fluorescent lights to grow a full, bushy plant.” — ehow.com

“Buy the largest size bulbs you can afford for the prettiest display. Small bulbs will generally bloom the first year but large bulbs produce outstanding displays.” — Kayisawsome, wikihow.com

“Do not water the flat again until the soil begins to dry slightly.” — botanical-journeys-plant-guides.com

“When purchasing plants, select stocky plants with green, healthy foliage. As with tuberous begonias started indoors, harden the plants outdoors for a few days before planting.” — theflowerbulb.com

“When starting the tubers into growth, ensure full light and gentle heat. Too much heat and not enough light will cause the stems to elongate instead of the desired compact growth.” — gardenseeker.com

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Planting Begonia Bulbs Indoors

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If you plan to plant indoors, please take your time to read our instruction before you go!

Here’s how to plant those begonia bulbs (Pots)
1. Fill your pots with good quality, well-drained soil or buy a good potting soil mix preferably with slow release fertilizer included. Almost any commercially available potting medium will work fine. We recommended top-quality loose soil in your pots that drains well. It is especially important that the pot you grow your begonia bulbs in has adequate drainage because if the bulbs sit in waterlogged soil they will rot.
2. Site your bulbs where they will receive partial shade. The hotter you’re growing region, the more shade they prefer.
3. Remove the soil a bit and plant your bulbs by just tucking them into the soil without covering them. Plant the bulbs about 4 to5” apart, with the indented side facing up. This is the side on which leaf sprouts will form.
4. After planting, moisten the potting soil with warm water. Water the pot with room temperature water when the surface feels dry. Roots and sprouts will form in a few weeks, depending on soils and air temperature.
5. Fertilize them every week with a fertilizer for blooming plants prepared according to label directions if the potting mix did not contain fertilizer.
6. When your begonias flower, to enjoy your begonias inside, feel free to pinch blooms from the stem and let them float in a large bowl of water.

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Begonia Bulbs for Sale : Buy Quality Begonia at Great Prices

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Begonia Bulbs for Sale and Planting Guide: These flowers have been favored for shade gardens for years and the large-flowered tuberous varieties represent royal blood. They have beautiful rose like flowers in a variety of colors. These have much bigger blooms and greater plant strength than the seed-grown types, which tend to be small, fragile and often a bit fussy looking. The process of planting the bulbs is simple and it saves more money over purchasing started plants. Also, you can choose from a wider variety. You can purchase Begonia Bulbs in online stores and don’t forget to use discount link or promotion code before checkout.

Here’s how to plant those begonia bulbs (Outdoor Beds)

1. You must find a location where the soil drains well. If you start the tubers outside, the ground should be loose and well drained.
2. Site your begonias where they will receive partial shade. The hotter region, the more shade they prefer.
3. Remove the soil a bit and plant your begonia bulbs by just tucking them into the soil without covering them. Plant the bulbs about 8 to 12 inch apart, with the indented side facing up.
4. After planting, water your bulbs enough to keep them moist. Roots and sprouts will form in a few weeks, depending on soils and air temperature.
5. When your plants flower, you should be pinching off a few blooms to float in bowls of water for indoor enjoyment.
6. After blooming has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don’t cut it off. Keep as much of the foliage attached to the plant as possible, as the foliage is what provides the bulb with the nourishment it needs to make it through the next winter storage (the leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulb for the future).

Begonia is one of the largest plant families, with over 1,500 named species, according to the American Begonia Society. Proper bulb care is a crucial factor in the health of your begonia plants. Remove the foliage only after it has given its nutrients to the bulb and store those precious bulbs out of reach of hungry rodents.

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