Seeds forum: Begonias 2014

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 9, 2014 6:59 PM CST

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I started on APS 12 each of Begonia Dragon Wing and Santa Cruz in January. This was today. You can see how badly they needed to be potted up Hilarious!
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After potting up
Dragon Wings (with 3 corydalis sempervirens on right) Smiling
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Santa Cruz, also with a few corydalis on right
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Mar 9, 2014 7:49 PM CST
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abhege
Mar 9, 2014 7:53 PM CST
They look great!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Mar 10, 2014 3:43 AM CST

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they look fantastic!! Hurray!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 10, 2014 5:02 AM CST

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Well, the Dragon Wings were getting pretty sad looking, I think just because they were so overdue to be transplanted. I gave them a little food so hopefully they'll perk up in their bigger cells. I know I'll most likely have to pot them up again before transplant to the yard, but I'm out of space on my little light shelves. Some of this bigger stuff needs to move outside but the weather just won't cooperate.

I've wintersown my tomatoes for years with great results, but last year was so wet and cold and cloudy that none even sprouted until May. This year I'm trying to sprout them indoors in vermiculite, hoping that I can then pot them up to soil and move outside soon. No more space under lights.

This has been a LONG winter.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 10, 2014 6:24 AM CST
Way to go on the begonias, Karen.
My begonia sowings never did anything.
Old seeds or bad soil?
I am now buying tubers to start.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 10, 2014 10:17 AM CST
Wow, those begonias look great, Karen! Thumbs up
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Mar 10, 2014 11:10 AM CST
I agree So big for this time of year. Green Grin!
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 31, 2014 5:21 PM CST

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They're big now! I had to pot them up and stake 'em yesterday.

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A few Santa Cruz were so tall that they were
a. hitting the lights
b. blooming

I pinched a few of the tallest ones (Santa Cruz). Are they supposed to be pinched? They looked like they needed it. How about the Dragon Wings? In the past, I've not been able to figure out how or where or when to pinch Dragon Wings. Sometimes when I pinched they bushed out proximally and grew on from the next node down. Other times, the stem just stopped growing. So.... how/ when is it supposed to be done? Or not at all? Shrug!

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Mar 31, 2014 9:48 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Beautiful, way to go Karen!!!!
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Apr 1, 2014 4:01 AM CST

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awesome!!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 26, 2014 6:29 PM CST

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Here's an update on my begonias

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
May 26, 2014 8:09 PM CST
Those are beautiful!! You should be proud. Must of finally warmed up for you?
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
May 26, 2014 11:46 PM CST
Nice baskets!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 27, 2014 4:50 AM CST

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Yes, summer is FINALLY here! Temps are in the 80s.

Karen
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
May 27, 2014 8:03 PM CST

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they look great.. proud Momma!!
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
May 31, 2014 7:12 AM CST
Looking awesome Karen!!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 22, 2014 5:36 PM CST

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Probably the last shots of my begonias for this year. Taken today

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Karen

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 22, 2014 6:29 PM CST
Still looking good to me! Thumbs up
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 22, 2014 7:28 PM CST
Gorgeous!!!!! I think the dragon wings have to be one of my favorite flowers.
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