Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Plant care

The best tip I've ever heard was to have a tad fertiliser in the water every time you water the plants. Plants eats like us; a bit at the time. If you only had a meal a week you wouldn't feel so good, even if you had a thirty five course banquet. Plants works in the same way. Rather obvious really, but we tend to think that the soil will work as a larder, portioning out the nutrition evenly. Unfortunately it doesn't do that all the time, and the chance is that you water it out when you overflow the container.

I've been using a mild nutrient solution for two weeks. Have I noticed any difference? Well, the tomatoes has set more and bigger fruits. Now, tomatoes are hungry beeings, so I'm not that surprised. My other plants have not changed in the same obvious way, but they do look healthier. Right now I'm short of grown up plants, but it will be interesting to see how my 'gardens' fare when I've got all my beds up.

And it's time to crank up the pflantzensprüher to hunt thrips again. My chives have turned both curly and bald.


MrBrownThumb said...

That's a good tip. I like the water soluble fert that can be added to house plant water cans to keep things easy.

Rosengeranium said...

Thanks! It does makes things easier.

Kat said...

That's a great tip. I'm houseplant challenged and tend to forget to feed so maybe this will be the difference between lush houseplants and compost. Happy New Year!

Rosengeranium said...

Thanks! Believe it or not; I'm houseplant challenged too. The fact that things are growing indoors is just a result of my stubborn fight of my inner brown thumb... :)