Video:How to Grow Begoniaswith Sandy Sanders
Begonias are a beautiful flowering plant that make a great addition or any garden. In this how-to video from About.com, get a few tips for growing begonias in your garden.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Grow Begonias
Hi, my name is Sandy Sanders here at Barnsley Gardens with About.com and I'm going to show you how to grow begonias.
How to Plant Begonias
To plant begonias first you dig a hole about the depth that you are wanting to be able to put it in according to how it is in the pot. Then you flip the begonia upside down and pull the pot off. Squeeze the sides a little so you don't tear the roots. And put the plant down into its' hole and then just carefully push the dirt back around in it's space.
Don't plant them too high or too deep because it will throw the plant off and not grow correctly. If you plant them, the general rule is six to eight inches and that means from the center of the plant to the other center of the plant is how far apart you place them.
How to Care for Begonias
When you water you always water plants from below not just directly on top of the plant because it's the roots that you want to be watering not the plant itself.
Unless you're fertilizing and it's a water soluble fertilizer, then yes, you will spray it on top of the plant.
Of course the best thing to keep your plants healthy is to keep it weed free as much as possible because they can push your begonias or any other plants out of the way and not grow correctly.
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