Seeds forum: No begonias this year

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 10, 2015 5:18 AM CST

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I sowed my dragon wing begonias in early September. They were still tiny little things when I dropped the tray yesterday and they were a total loss. Bummer. Too late to start over.

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chelle
Feb 10, 2015 5:30 AM CST
Oh no, Karen! That's so sad.

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Name: Bonnie
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droughttolerant
Feb 10, 2015 8:18 AM CST
Oh no! Sad! I'm sorry.
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abhege
Feb 10, 2015 8:22 AM CST
Oh no! So sorry. I have done that with Lisianthus last year.

I must have planted mine too late because they are barely specs on the soil.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 10, 2015 8:27 AM CST
Oh dear!---- we all do things like that.
Can you, perhaps, purchase some at a garden center?
It is not the same as raising your own from seeds, but sometimes we all do buy plants.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 10, 2015 8:32 AM CST

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The Dragon Wings are hard to find locally, I find. I generally only see them sold as badly overgrown, rootbound hanging baskets.

Maybe I'll order a few online, but that's pretty expensive, so I won't buy as many as I would have grown from seed. Or, I'll use wax begonias in my front yard instead, which are generally widely available, cheap, and bullet proof.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 10, 2015 8:51 AM CST
Could you buy one of the root bound hanging baskets and use it to take cuttings?
I am not sure if that would work time wise?
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 10, 2015 9:45 AM CST

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Right, time would likely be an issue.

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springcolor
Feb 10, 2015 11:56 AM CST
Karen,
Do want to jinx myself but mostly have tons here. I'm growing red and pink. I could send you some, so heart breaking. Any great ideas on how to sent the fragile things?
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 10, 2015 3:17 PM CST

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No, I wouldn't even think of it! But thanks so much, Julia.

I just hate when I do stupid, clumsy things.

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woofie
Feb 10, 2015 3:30 PM CST
Sigh, we all do clumsy things. And probably think "stupid!" But it happens. Sorry it had to happen to your poor little begonias. Sad
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Feb 10, 2015 3:47 PM CST
It happens to us all. If you change you mine just T-mail me, I know how much you love these.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 10, 2015 4:05 PM CST

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I do think they're about the prettiest annual and easiest to grow.

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mom2goldens
Feb 15, 2015 8:34 PM CST

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So sorry, Karen. I know you grow these every year. Hopefully you will find something to take their place.
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LAbegoniac
Aug 8, 2015 5:11 AM CST
Believe me it is far worse to lose a tray of begonia seedlings from a rare cross you have finally managed to get in order to create a new hybrid, or of a rare species which has finally produced seed. I have gone to my knees to sift the dirt to recover some of them!

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