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Begonias for the Summer Heat


Have you ever seen any prettier flowers than these? I doubt it. These are Begonias, and they're a special type of heat tolerant Begonia. And let me see what the name of it was. Oh yea, I remember now, it's Vodka. A lot of people say, "You've bee drinking that Vodka, son, if you think I'm going to plant Begonias now and think they're going to last through the summer."

Well, I've got news for you. The ones you're looking at right now are growing in July and August. This is July and August Begonias, but to have them you've got to plant them now. You have to plant them in April and May and get the growth that you're going to get out of them by the time the heat of June and July occur. Because when the heat comes, the plant basically stops growth.

This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.

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