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I bought some Begonia tubers from a nursery  , 2-3 inches wide , rounded one side and dried up what look like roots on the other where it dips in the centre. How are these planted . Have been told the rounded bit at the bottom and the top ( dinted , hollow at the top) and not to cover completly with compost . -On 2 of them some pinky soots coming from the hollowed out centre. Is this the top ? and do I need to soak the night beforeplease ?


The hollow bit goes on top. leave the top exposed with the rest inthe compost. It is fairly late to be planting them but, they might flower. Start them in a pot in a warm place to give them a good start. Then put them out later in the summer.

Thanks punkdoc, talk about instant reply!!!!!!

 I just love this forum ,

Have set them just as you ve said ,  The begonias were reduced 6 for a £1 in Brigg Garden center I have had loads of shrubs , plants , bulbs from here and have been more than happy .   The lady at the checkout said I could save them for next year if I managed to get them going this year . So I thought at that price Id take the chance - once I found out how to plant !   Thanks again  punkdoc.

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