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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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Aug 4, 2017 5:14 PM CST
I have been growing and storing my tuberous begonia's for many years now. Always lose a few and replace in new year. Here I generally take out of storing box in March to start them.
I usually pot them up into small pots or similar size to the tuber (some very large) and they come on good.
Last year I placed them in large trays with just a bit of soil, until they started growing nodes/stems.
For the past 2 years they start growing, but it seems like forever. This year they are slow and I have about 6 in pots that are doing Nothing. Tubers are firm and did have what looked like nodes starting, but no longer. Firm, no roots started.
Hoping that someone can shed some light on this for me. Just love the Begonia's.
Thank you,
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Aug 5, 2017 6:26 AM CST
Its possible they dried out, its happened to me, can you post a picture of them?

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