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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:15 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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I've never kept a close watch on Begonias when starting in the spring before. the rate of growth once the leave start to open is scary!

I'll try to get some pics over the weekend.

My Mandevilla which looked dead has exploded into growth also my Gardenia from last year is full of bud - just one opened so far, but smells wonderful. I have shoots on a Stephanotis and the Amaryllis leaves are huge and showing no sign of withering.:up

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:34 pm  |  Posted from: Canada
  

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This is my begonia. I have 3 stalks coming which is pretty good IMO from the one huge tuber. Didn't really get a clear shot of it but give you an idea that I have the first leaves now showing

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Wish I had of gotten more but I think most of the places that sell them also pot them up themselves and then sell them as planted too. Wasn't fast enough to get out there and get them. Will have to be more on the ball next year.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:09 am  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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Will have to pot on some of the Begonias before the weekend, though some have hardly moved!

I've identified the source of the tubers by different coloured pots. I have a few that are very fast growing and look identical - luckily one of them is from last year, bought for about £5 in bloom and with a label. So as they all come from different places, it looks like this amazing fast growth is a variety trait and they should have orange flowers. We'll see. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:23 pm  |  Posted from: Canada
  

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I still only have one tuber. I think by the time I got it it was the tail end of selling so by the time I went back they were potted up. It is now going great guns. I didn't look at it for a couple of days coz silly me thought I'd be able to put my jade & Christmas cactus outside and suddenly I realized my begonia tuber was starting to stretch to the light.

I've moved them around now so it is getting full light but I've got to watch cause it could also get burned through the window.

Soon as the monsoon season stops and if I ever see any of the bright sunny stuff again I'll get all my plants situated outside.

Good idea to organize by plant pot colour :up


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:23 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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The bigger plants I have to turn several times a day, they are so eager to get in th light. They will be going on the
three window sills in the south facing bedroom. My bedroom faces north but it's warmer at night. I should be able to get at least 5 pots on each window sill until they are ready to go outside.

The big problem then is to keep the slugs and snails away. :urm:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:50 am  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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Begonia potting is the order of the day. I have been amazed at the speed they grow from tubers, having only bought plants before. Next time I think I might use larger pots at the beginning, but space is severely restricted with me, so not sure.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:38 pm  |  Posted from: Canada
  

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I'm turning my 1 begonia tuber almost every day (every day I remember and think about it or see it). It really shot up and looks a tad leggy but overall looks fairly healthy. Will get a photo of it soon to show you. I'm wondering too if I put it into a overall big enough pot so am probably looking at having to do a transplant of it when it goes outside.


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