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I bought six begonia tubers,,,,,Can I start them off together in a 7 or 8 inch pot before planting them out in June? I'm slightly worried about roots getting tangled during this period.



I would plant them all in individual pots that way you arent disturbing the roots,3" should surfice.

8 Feb, 2010


Thanks Maggy7 -"3" -you mean once top growth gets to that height it's time to plant out?

9 Feb, 2010


My problem is a cosmetic one with regard to my wife(boss) She will not allow six pots in the conservatory....! I am thinking maybe six white pots might be acceptable -but that's not any guarantee! I have previously used an outside plastic cloche with disastrous results - can't think of a better place than the conservatory......

9 Feb, 2010


just to start them off I'd pop them in a cupboard and then move them on. does the boss like them? if so you have to have the 'pain to get the gain'. I'd do separate pots too.

9 Feb, 2010


I just bought coir fertile pots today - and a trough that will take all six tubers.
-I'm thinking maybe gravel with water in the bottom. Never used coir before - do I add compost as with 'normal' pots??

9 Feb, 2010


My poor conservatory is covered with pots, trays, bags of compost, seeds, bulbs, sprays, garden books, mags...the list is endless....I couldnt stand it being all neat and tidy....:>))

9 Feb, 2010


If it were down to me -I would have it FILLED with exotic plants & cacti !

9 Feb, 2010


Rightly so Begoniafan...:>)

11 Feb, 2010


Bad news about the coir pots........TOO small...I might just go back to my spare 4-5" plastic pots.

11 Feb, 2010

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