Begonia Calendar Checklist for Tuber Hybrida Begonias
August Check for disease. Start watching for signs of life.
Move begonias to warmth to help starting. Plant seeds
September Pot up. Check for disease. Plant seeds
October Continue potting up and check for disease. If Begonias well
started light feeding can be applied.
November Early Begonias may need staking. Look for Basal cuttings.
December Plants for the February show debud until 6 weeks before
show, cuttings, feeding and staking
January Select plants for show and give special care. staking, feeding,
Cuttings. Check for diseases.
February Similar to January. Remove expired flowers and other debris.
Look for pollen if you are doing seed.
March Similar to February. Start doing final watering for early flowering
Tubers, using Sulphate of Potash powder. Reduce watering as
Days shorten and temperatures drop.
April Start final watering as above. Remove flowers from plants that
Have had final watering. Do final watering for all plants
except late flowering plants. Watch for diseases and remove debris
May Complete final watering. Remove all flowers. Watch for diseases
Dry tubers and treat for storage.
June/July Ensure tubers are disease free. Treat diseased tubers and store
separately. In July consider planting seeds if you have the facilities