Planting Flowers - Instructions
In order for the different flowers to thrive, it is important to plant them properly. A guide will help you to avoid setting errors.
1. The Right Time to Plant
Perennial plants, such as bare-root roses that stay out in winter for winter, should not come into the ground after July. So the roots have time to develop before the frost. The earliest time for frost-sensitive species to plant is mid-May after the icy saints.
2. Tips for container plants and sowing
The planting of container plants is possible all year round. However, they grow better in spring than in winter. In summer, there is always the danger that excessive heat makes it difficult to grow. Sowing is best done as early as possible in the year in a cold frame or in the room.
3. Correct location for flowers
There is no general rule for the location. The selection depends on the plants. For buckets or balcony boxes are robust varieties. These tolerate dryness better than plants that rely on even moisture.
4. Select substrate for planting
Most flowers thrive excellently in garden or potting soil. Potting soil is usually heavily fertilized, other fertilizers are not necessary in the first weeks. Garden soil should be improved with compost or slow-release fertilizer.
5. Substrate for young plants and seedlings
Young plants, such as seedlings or offspring from flower seeds, can not tolerate fertilizer. For these plants, loosened garden soil or special cultivation soil is required.
6. Put onions properly.
Onions usually fall into the ground in autumn. They must stand upright, with the root down in the planting hole. As a rule of thumb, this hole must be twice as deep as the onion circumference.
7. Planting flowers with roots
It is important that the planting hole has a sufficient size. The roots have to fit in easily. To facilitate growth after planting, loosen the soil around the edge.
8. Guidance to determine the depth of the plant hole
The hole must be ten inches deeper than the length of the roots or root ball. Fill the bottom of the plant hole with compost or fertilized soil. After planting, no aerial parts of the flowers should be underground.
9. Proper Casting
Most instructions do not mention the importance of watering. Good gardeners pile up a small wall around the plant - the pouring rim. Now fill up the resulting Kuhle several times with water, so that the soil is washed between the roots. The casting is also necessary for flowers that need little water.
10. Further care of the flowers
The further care depends on the needs of the plants. How to proceed in the casting, fertilizing and cutting is in the instructions of the various plants. Balcony plants usually require more attention than in the garden. Since the former only have a small amount of soil in the planters, water and nutrients are quickly in short supply.