Have you ever wondered why the bought flower pot with a lush cap of petunia, surfinia or calibrachoa turns sad after a while? It seems that we water as needed, but the plants die before our eyes.
Imagine being put in a room with a refrigerator full of food and a supply of water for several months. You’ve eaten all your food quickly in a month and you’ve only got one water left… to last you another three or four months. You, of course, hold on, but, let’s face it, you will look sad. The same applies to plants planted in a limited space. This especially applies to such gluttons as petunia, surfinia and calibrachoa. They very quickly absorb all nutrients from the soil and begin to starve. And on water, as on a goat, you won’t get far. Therefore, if you want to enjoy flowering all summer and even autumn, feed them every week.
There is a universal recipe that is used by experienced flower growers. The result is amazing. Feeding is divided into two stages. In the first stage, is introduced as follows:
- Dissolve 0.5 teaspoon of humate potassium+7 in a glass of water and pour into a 10-liter bucket. Pour 0.5 l of solution into each pot.
NOTE! When applying fertilizers, the soil must be moist!
After five days, apply potassium monophosphate under all your flowering plants:
- dissolve 1 tbsp in 10 liters of water. a spoonful of fertilizer and pour 0.5 l on each pot with flowers under the root, trying not to get on the leaves.
Some gardeners mix these fertilizers and water immediately. This cannot be done, because humates are incompatible with phosphorus fertilizers – in this case, insoluble compounds are formed that are not absorbed by plants, and the benefits of application are reduced many times.