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Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

Petunias in landscaping the local area, summer cottage, garden buildings, verandas, terraces and balconies are used by most flower growers. These unique annual flowers bloom profusely and profusely until the onset of cold weather. And in order for the plants not to deplete, they are regularly fed.

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn
Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

The easiest option is to apply nutrient solutions prepared from professional fertilizers, for example, Agricola for flowering plants or Forte for petunias. Such fertilizers are designed taking into account the characteristics of the mineral nutrition of flower crops.

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

An effective and very simple way to fertilize petunias

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

There are also homemade dressings for petunias, which are prepared from food, dacha waste and pharmacy products in just a matter of minutes. Even our grandmothers successfully used corn starch and corn flour to improve the decorative properties of petunias.

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

This product is rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and other minerals and trace elements involved in plant photosynthesis. And cornmeal is a source of amino acids and starchy substances that have growth-promoting properties.

The recipe for liquid fertilizer for flowering crops is as simple as possible. In a glass of water, 1 teaspoon of corn starch or corn flour is dissolved, and then the resulting whitish liquid is diluted in 1 liter of soft water without chlorine. Before watering the plants, tap water is either softened with special products that are sold in garden stores, or they are defended on the windowsill in a glass container for at least three days.

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

A ready-made solution of corn starch (flour) is used to water petunias under the root. A soil lump in planting containers or in flower beds is shed with liquid fertilizer after planned watering (on wet soil). Top dressing is recommended to be applied every 2 weeks, especially at the end of the season, when seedlings lack macro and microelements.

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

Already 2-3 days after watering, growth points are activated in petunias, and the leaves cease to turn yellow en masse. Buds and blooming flowers acquire a rich color, and their flowering time is significantly increased. Experienced flower growers advise, before fertilizing the bushes, to clean them of yellowed and shrunken leaves, and also to cut off all wilted flower stalks.

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

According to experienced gardeners, in addition to petunias, other flower crops respond well to the solution: pelargoniums, marigolds, cineraria, ever-flowering begonias, fluffy ageratums, balsams, clematis, hydrangeas, stockroses, phlox, echinacea and other ornamental plants.

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

Try to feed your plants with a starch solution in September 2 times, and you will see in practice the effectiveness of this remedy. Good luck in growing petunias and other flower crops!

Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn
Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn
Feeding petunias to prolong the flowering period in early autumn

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