Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:11
Tracy, to be honest begonia's are best from the corm(tuber/bulb). You can grow them from seed, but it is a lot easier to grow from the corm. You get results straight away and they will, if you look after them, come back each year for years to come.
It is a little more expensive to but the corms, but worth it in my opinion.
They look like shrivelled lumps when you get them from suppliers, but they soon plump up when watered in.
After the first frosts have blackened the foliage, you lift them, let them dry for a while and store them in paper bags in a frost free environment, just like dahlia's.
In spring pot them up and water in well, they will soon spring into life, and if you want more cuttings they are easy to take straight from the corm, to increase your stock.
In GW at the moment there is an excellent choice of some new varieties which will flower all summer through, many scented.
The world of begonia's is your oyster.
Best of luck.