Today I would like to talk about Begonia. This shade loving plant is very nice addiction to your garden. You can buy little propagated plants or you can grow them from Tubers. I chose tubers just because once they gone end of the summer you can dig Tubers out and keep them dry and safe till next spring and plant them again. On my way from work I stopped in Cherry Lane Nurseries and found amazing offer. 50% off on all summer bulbs.
This is 3 Begonia Double mix original price was 2.49 per pack or 3 for 6 sterling with 50% off I only pay 3 sterling for 3 packs - bargain. These Begonias are double Flowered and start producing flowers from July until first frost. These flowers do well in partially shade or afternoon sun. They are also great for boxes, containers and hanging baskets. Once first frost arrives you can dig them out, clean them and store them in dry cool place till next spring.
Ok what do you need to plant begonias in pot:
1) Good quality multipurpose compost ideally with added John Innes to promote good grow but its not necessary any good compost is good or if you got your own its even better.
2) Good size pot fit all Tubers comfortably. I am trying to achieve rich looking pot full of flowers.
3) Next step is to fill planter all the way to the second rim. Because Begonia grow up to 15 cm high I am trying to achieve good size plants hanging over the planter but not touching ground protect them from slugs and other insect.