The Q&A Archives: Tuberous Begonias

Question: I start my Begonia bulbs indoors in March. When potting them, they are covered with about 2" of soil mix. This does not add much support to the stems. When transplanting them in the spring is it possible to plant below the original 2" thus giving more support to the plant?

Answer: To be honest, I suspect the stems are weakened by pushing their way up through so much soil. Generally, the tubers are started with their tops level with the soil surface rather than buried under the soil. Too, these plants tend to be a bit floppy naturally.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by mcash70 and is called "Moss on a log"