Lifting and storing begonia tubers.

  • 4 Replies
  • 615 Views
*

Goosegirl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Caton, Lancaster.
  • 7527
Lifting and storing begonia tubers.
« on: August 24, 2021, 14:21 »
My begonias are still in full throttle so I'll leave them until, say, end of September or should I take them out later? If they have produced tubers do I remove both the remaining flowers and foliage or just the flowers, and how do I store them over winter? We have a small downstairs loo which has no heating so am thinking of putting them on a drying rack then later into something to keep them dry.
Spring always comes when we sow the seeds of life.

*

Debz

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Glasgow
  • 1711
Re: Lifting and storing begonia tubers.
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2021, 11:58 »
I lift mine when they start to collapse but before a frost.  I clean off as much root and soil as possible and snap of the stem.   I leave them to dry for a couple of days in the kitchen, wrap them in newspaper, put them in a box and put them in the attic until February / March.  The important part is to let them dry before you store them.

*

Goosegirl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Caton, Lancaster.
  • 7527
Re: Lifting and storing begonia tubers.
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 14:08 »
Thanks Debz. I'll do that and put them in the attic when dry - never thought of using it for that. Great idea!

*

mrs bouquet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Worthing,West Sussex
  • 5116
Re: Lifting and storing begonia tubers.
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2021, 16:31 »
I do the same, sometimes I use a mix of fine wood scapings (not sawdust) from the pet shop and shredded newspaper if I can be bothered  :D  But at the moment mine look stunning they have gone on and on.  Mrs B
PS, don't forget to label the colours, like wot I do. :)
Dux Femina Facti

Sometimes my mind wanders, if found please return.

*

Goosegirl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Caton, Lancaster.
  • 7527
Re: Lifting and storing begonia tubers.
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2021, 15:02 »
Sound advice there Mrs B as I've got a mix of colours that need keeping separate so I can organise my colour pallet for next year.



xx
Storing begonia tubers.

Started by Goosegirl on General Gardening

4 Replies
231 Views
Last post November 15, 2021, 13:42
by Goosegirl
xx
Begonia Corms/Tubers

Started by Eblana on General Gardening

4 Replies
1812 Views
Last post April 04, 2016, 19:19
by sunshineband
xx
storing dahlia tubers....

Started by little dixie on General Gardening

11 Replies
3308 Views
Last post September 27, 2011, 21:03
by rowlandwells
xx
storing dahlia tubers for winter

Started by karlooben on General Gardening

4 Replies
1795 Views
Last post October 26, 2009, 05:54
by karlooben
 

Page created in 0.1 seconds with 31 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |