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What’s Best for Begonias?

Staking tuberous begonias is tricky because the stems are so fragile.
Tuberous begonias in white

These white blooms really brighten the shady corner of our yard.

-David Grist, Online Content Coordinator, Gardener’s Supply
Grow-Through Supports
Curved Linking Stakes
These are the options I’m considering for this season: The 12″ Grow-Through Supports and the Curved Linking Stakes. Both types of support come in three sizes; I think the smallest will work best.

2 Comments

  1. April 19, 2009    

    Hi David, for supporting tuberous begonias in a garden bed I use small lengths of bamboo stakes (usually these are sections of broken 2 ft. stakes!)to make an X shape support. I push in two short stakes that cross each other creating a notch to cradle each stem. I keep the stakes small enough that they can’t be seen from above. This might not work for tuberous begonias in hanging pots or at close range.

  2. April 20, 2009    

    Hi Julia. Thanks for the idea. It sounds brilliant. I’ll give it a try. After a few weeks of rainy, cool weather, my tubers have not even sprouted yet. But, it’s sunny today so the greenhouse will be toasty. -David

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