Begonia Sunshine Carpet
Begonia Sunshine Carpet is a special economy mixture ideal for mass bedding plants. This variety produces a lovely mixture of flower colours and foliage in both deep green and bronze and grows to an approximate height of 30cm. It is a fibrous rooted type which produces thin, thread like roots that branch out in all directions.Wonderful for bedding, containers and borders.
Pack size: 750 Seeds
WHEN TO SOW
January to March
WHERE TO SOW
sow seed on teh surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost. Do not cover the seed. Place inside a propagator or cover a tray with polythene or glass and place in a warm place. Keep at a temperature of 24-27°C (75-80°F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 15-60 days.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
As soon as a few seedlings emerge remove the cover but spray regularly to keep moist. When seedlings are large enough to handle prick off into trays 5cm (2") apart. Gradually harden off in late April/early May to plant outside 20cm (8") apart once all risk of frost has passed.
As the seed of Begonia is very, very fine, mix a little dry sand in the sachet and sow thinly.