Fertilize flowers with the proper fertilizer
Fertilizing flowers the proper way
Fertilize flowers properly.
As you know fertilizers have three bold numbers,that look like this; (10-10-10).
The first number stands for available nitrogen.
The second number stand for available potash.
The third number stands for available phosphate.
Typical grades for lawns and gardens are;
When you fertilize your garden or lawn make sure you do it evenly or you will see streaks in the growth pattern.The best spreader is a cyclone type which spreads in two directions,covering an equal amount of fertilizer on your plants.
How to fertilize flowers-properly
The gardener who goes overboard on the use of fertilizers is just as wrong as the one who considers them a waste of money.
Neither is likely to enjoy much success without some knowledge of the needs of the plants he intends to grow.
Some plants are heavy feeders,others are willing to compete against weeds,if necessary in the poorest ground.
Fertilizers applied near plants which resent them are likely to use the gardeners intended kindness by producing lush foliage while staging a slow down in the flower production department.
Plants with really big appetites on the other hand will respond to extra nourishment with larger and more numerous blooms.
I have two lists printed below from a large California flower seed producer and represents years of research on the requirements of the most popular varieties.
These are the flowers on which fertilizer really pays even in rich soil.The asterisks denote the heaviest feeders.
- Canterbury bells
- *Shasta Daisy
- *Sweet Peas
- Flowers likely to respond with fewer blooms if heavily fertilized are.
- Bells of Ireland
- Morning Glory
- Flowers harmed most by extra nourishment are.
- Black-eyed Susan vine
- California Poppy
Those flowers not mentioned are regarded as in-between.They can utilize extra plant food without going all to foliage,yet they are able to make a good growth of flowers with show without help.Generally speaking moderate feeding will benefit all of them.
Do not apply fertilizers directly on seeds or you will cook them.Apply fertilizer at least one inch away from the seeds.
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