East of Scotland Begonia Society

This section gives guidance for transporting Cut Blooms.

The cut blooms being transported to the flower show after being cut off the begonia plant requires a supply of fluid to prevent them from collapsing, the most readily available is clear lemonade ( Not sugar free ). 

     Many experienced growers use a staging staging solution mixed to the recipe below.  The end of the cut stem is immersed in the fluid immediately after being cut from the plant and kept immersed for transport and while on display at the flower show.

Staging solution recipe.

1 teaspoon of Milton

1 teaspoon of Alum

8 teaspoons of Glucose

add to each gallon of water for usable mixture.


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