Posted: 16/11/2015 at 21:20
My begonia corms have been in their pots outside for the last few weeks and have got very wet. I know I should have lifted them earlier - I don't usually leave them out to get a touch of frost - but have been busy with building work indoors and they've been neglected. I've now lifted most of them and brushed off as much of the wet compost as I can. They are lying on newspaper on the shelves of little plastic covered greenhouses, but will have to be protected before the frosts forecast for the end of the week. I usually wrap them in newspaper and put loosely in plastic tubs (to protect from mice) and then check on them after Christmas and re-wrap in dry newspaper. What is the best way to dry them off before packing away for winter? Should I bring them indoors for a few days? I always find they survive best if they are not put away too damp. Some of them are 12 inches across and several years old.