Seeds forum: Begonias for 2013

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 20, 2013 4:16 PM CST

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I'm trying Red Dragon Wing and B. boliviensis from seed this year, though I have a strong history of killing begonias. Sad Is anyone else growing them this year?

I dug up and saved 3 of my dragon wings last fall and have kept them in the house all winter, under lights. When they get too tall to fit on the shelves, I chop them off. So far, I haven't killed them. They're driving me nuts, though, between needing watered constantly and dropping flowers everywhere. What a mess!
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 20, 2013 6:28 PM CST
They look very healthy. I might buy a couple of plants. Need the space for tomatoes & petunias under lights
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CarolineScott
Jan 21, 2013 1:40 PM CST
I will be interested in how the begonia bolivienses germinates and grows.
I have a few seeds from the NARGS swap. They are so tiny-looks like a few specks of dust in the envelope!
I am not starting anything which takes a long time. Going to do petunias under lights next month.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 22, 2013 7:32 AM CST

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I happened upon some begonia tubers online yesterday, on sale and cheap. Of course I ordered a few. I'm not recommending them, as I've never bought from them before. They had some decent watchdog ratings though, so I took a chance.
http://www.bloomingbulb.com/search.aspx?searchterm=begonia

If my begonia seeds and bulbs all survived, I couldn't possibly use them all. I'm counting on killing a lot of them in keeping with my past experience with begonias. Hilarious!

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 22, 2013 7:34 PM CST
I grow the Dragon Wing every year for about five years now.
I planted seed on January 14th. Here is the set up I use. They are in a greenhouse that is heated to only about 60-65 but on a heat mat set at 70 and covered with the clear plastic dome. If the seed need a bit of water they get spray from the hand pump sprayer filled with tea solution.
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I fill my flats with redi-earth soil. It's a seed starting soil. Water with a soulution of Chamomile tea to wet the tray with the soil. I make the tea at 2 cups water with on tea bag. Then pour that into gal. watering can and fill with more water.
Here are my begonias today

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springcolor
Jan 22, 2013 7:39 PM CST
http://www.harrisseeds.com/storefront/p-14343-begonia-ikon-b...
The new Begonias are Ikom Bronze from Harris seeds.
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Joannabanana
Jan 22, 2013 7:43 PM CST
Look at all the little baby begonias Lovey dubby
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jan 23, 2013 5:09 AM CST

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Springcolor, how many begonias do you grow each year? And what do you do with them? Do you use them all in your own gardens, or sell them, or ???

Karen
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 23, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Karen, I use them here in my containers, give away to friends, have a plant sale and some go into containers for a few clients.
I usually have aout 2 flats of Red Dragon Wing, 2 of the Pink Dragon Wing, 2 or 3 flats of the Bada. The new Ikom Bronze time will tell. These are new to me.
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kqcrna
Jan 23, 2013 12:41 PM CST

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Wow. Do you have any pictures of them in bloom?
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jan 23, 2013 5:04 PM CST
Big Grin Hurray! Hurray! Oh yes!! Big Grin Big Grin
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moca pink that I grew 2 years ago. Wintered over last year.
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Most of my pictures are of heuchera! Lovey dubby

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 23, 2013 5:31 PM CST

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Wow, they're beautiful! That strip of pink tuberous begonias is outstanding! Have you added that one to the database?

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 23, 2013 5:38 PM CST
No, I didn't think to. I can do that. We have cool summers so begonias are easy here.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 23, 2013 6:27 PM CST

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Definitely add it to the database. Thumbs up

Karen
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 18, 2013 11:11 PM CST
I moved my dragon wing seedlings to 4 inch pots over the weekend. Slow progress.
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Joannabanana
Mar 19, 2013 7:11 AM CST
Hurray! I didn't start any from seed, but I always buy some for one planter. Love them
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 18, 2014 7:28 PM CST
2014 Dragon wings are up! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 18, 2014 7:37 PM CST

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Looking good Julia! Thumbs up

Karen
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 18, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Much better then last year. Funny how every year is different.
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 18, 2014 7:46 PM CST
Excellent!!

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