When Valentine’s Day, or any vacation rolls around, you may notice that the value of flowers jumps a bit. Although the price might make you blink it probably doesn’t slow you down all that much when it comes to paying. After all, you’re giving them to a very special friend or to a special event and the additional costs are well worth the smiles and joy that will likely result. But, when you think about it, fresh flowers are a year round adventure that can bring joy to everybody on every day of the year. Use a garden box or a backyard plot of land. It’s not too arduous if you go about it in the correct manner and is sort of fun and restful as you go about doing it.
Where you should farm your fresh flowers
For the most part, you are bound by the environmental place that you thought to grow in. If you have the space, you can grow flowers in a green house, or a hothouse but you can also grow flowers on your bathroom window sill. Really, fresh flowers can be grown year round just about everywhere but outside in your personal yard space is best and most enjoyable. What you do need is a good patch of dirt that has not been used as a construction waste zone where soil conditions are very poor. Start by taking a sample of your earth to the grounds center or educational outreach centre for examination and add amendments as necessary. From a different visual aspect, just go to the yard centre and stock up on organic fertiliser and grow the flowers from this medium.
What type of fresh flowers you should grow
There are; annual flowers which flower for one season and then are done, perennial flowers which bloom year after year and biennial flowers which flower in the second season and are done. All are great flowers but if you’re going to do it right you may as well go for the perennials that come back season after season. As you chose the fresh flowers you’ll be producing consider the climate they prefer and time them through the year. If a flower typically comes out in early spring plan and plant for that blooming time. As the season progresses plant according to that time in parts of your garden that give that flower optimum growing conditions for the time that the flower blooms. For instance; carnations tend to really come into form in mid-summer. They bloom from early summer to fall but really hit their stride in mid-autumn. Plan for this part of the year, but understand that cutting and giving them occurs through the season. Additionally, cutting them actually makes them bloom more and look better for the peak season.
A $100 hole for a $30 plant
Ideally, you will want to plant once and then tend your flower garden season after season. The placement part is the difficult part so doing it once is the better way to go about it. Make your hole a bit deeper then the plant root ball and a few inches wider. Put some organic fertilizer in the bottom and a bit up the sides. Make another hole in the organic fertilizer to put the plant. The top of the plant rootball should be just above ground level. Fill in with more organic fertilizer pressing out any air pockets in the manure infill. Make a soil dish around the plant to hold water. Give the plant Nitro0gen feed once a month.
Once the plant is ingrained, after a couple of months or so, it will need feeding and care. When a flowering plant does flower it uses up quite a bit of energy and will need this energy has to be renewed. For the most part, the main nutrient needed is Nitrogen. Potash and Potassium are also needed so check the back of the seed pack or a plant info tag for required amounts. Cut regularly to promote growth but be certain to not over cut for a full season of flowers.
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