Starting begonia seeds

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  1. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    Has anyone started begonia seeds? I tried Gryphon this year and none of them germinated. I used bottom heat and a covered flat in the greenhouse. No luck on any of the seeds. Any ideas on a better method?
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    I've never tried begonia seeds but I have tried the tubers. Didn't have much luck :'( I was disappointed because my grandma always had such awesome begonias :-?
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Aside from a bad batch of seed did you sterilize the pots and the container including the cover? Hot water? bleach? Did you sterilize the soil mix?

    Jerry
     
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    Everything was either new, sterile or bleached. I got almost all of my seed from HPS this year, Everything except the begonias and a batch of marigolds(can you believe that?) germinated with excellent results. I am wondering if they were bad. the only thing to germinate in the tray was an impatien seed. I was not starting any impatiens at the time. Although I did have some plants in the greenhouse, there is a minute possibility that a seed was hurtled under the grow light, under a clear cover an into the one small batch of begonia seeds I had there. ;) sarcasm and lol ;)
     

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