Beautiful, flamboyant, lively and durable…exotic summer bulbs are as beautiful to resist and which makes them popular among the amateur gardeners and green thumbs alike. When it comes to the summer bulbs, proper selection is the main concern and you can easily select bulbs according to your requirements. Once it is sown and grown properly, you will be rewarded by plethora of bright flowers through early fall. Before discussing about the summer bulbs, we should discuss about the bulbs.
What are bulbs?
Before selection of bulbs it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of bulbs. The term bulbs refer to a large group of plants that store nutrients and it is classified as corms, tubers and rhizomes.
Kind of soil needed
It is suggested to wait for the warm soil before expecting any kind of result. The most important rule to be remembered is that summer bulbs must be sown in the warm soil. In India it ranges from March till October and the planted spot should receive at least five hours of sunlight for a day. In addition, proper moisture and drainage should be maintained so that bulbs get enough of the growing space.
Pick the perfect flower
After getting a thorough knowledge about the sowing and cultivation part, the charm of selecting flowers begin. Although there are many varieties of summer bulbs and it is up to you what you want to choose. Summer bulbs are available on the various online Ecommerce website and apart from summer bulbs, if you are looking for fresh and cultivated plants you can buy plants online from the leading merchants who provide on door delivery.
The Begonia Tuberous Mix Bulbs should be placed in small Planters, Pots, Tubs, Urns and Window boxes
Use a 6-inch (15.2 cm) pot for one or two small, 1 to 3-inch (2.5 to 7.6 cm) diameter bulbs or one larger bulb
Use a 10-inch (25.4 cm) pot or basket for three small bulbs.
Use a good potting soil mix that has excellent drainage
Moisten the mix adding water until it is damp, but not soggy.
Place the soil in the pot you’re using to start the begonias, stopping 1/2 inch from the rim of the pot.
Plant the begonia tubers hollow side-up, spaced three inches apart.
Cover them with 1/2 inch of the soil mixture.
Place the trays or pots in a sunny windowsill and wait for them to sprout.
The tubers need bright light, but it shouldn’t be direct light or they will get overheated.
Keep the soil moist, but not soggy for the next month or so.
The tubers should sprout in two to four weeks.
Keep the temperature in the room at 30 C or higher.
A lower temperature will inhibit the tubers from sprouting.
Dig holes about two inches deep, spaced eight inches apart.
Place the begonias into the holes and lightly pat soil around the tubers.
The tubers should be covered with no more than an inch of soil, whether you plant them in the ground or in pots.
The begonias should be watered whenever the soil feels dry.