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Fertilizer Guidance

Fertilizer Guidance

While all plants need nutrients for growing and sustaining. Potted plants are no exception. The thing people need to understand is how and when to feed your plants, especially, when you practice container gardening. It becomes much more important for a gardener practicing container gardening to take care of their plant because the plants have very limited resources to gather their requirements from. Plants in containers are have limited access to soil, water, nutrients, etc., and thus, the role of the gardener becomes much more important, as the gardener has to take care of all the plants requirements.

Here are some tips from experts of Fresh Petals

We all know that almost all of the agriculture practiced in almost all parts of the world is heavily dependent on chemical fertilizers, and a large part of these chemical fertilizers are in the form of N-P-K [Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash (Potassium)] and D-A-P [DiAmmonium Phosphate], and since these make up a large composition of plant Macro nutrients these are the ones highly used the world over.

Since our containers have limited soils, we have to take care of that only, and can’t risk our plants dying due to acidification or salination. This is the reason, our team use vermicomposting to replenish our plant’s nutrient requirements. Though, the organic manures are somewhat slower in showing results than their inorganic counterparts, they are particularly safer, and hence, Fresh Petals team prefer these. Vermi compost has a good nutrient content and hence is pretty useful for our plants.

There’s one way that Fresh Petals follow to feed their potted plants with compost which ensures that our plants get enough of the nutrients contained within the compost. What we do is, before using the compost; we let the soil dry a bit so that it doesn’t become messy working with it when we’re mixing the compost with it. Once the soil has dried up to a workable form, we dig it up gently using a tool (use long screwdrivers of different thickness as these are easy to work on with dense plant roots in small containers, and minimize the risk of the plant’s roots getting severed). Once the soil has been loosened enough, we remove some soil from the pot to make space for the compost. Once done with this, we put the compost in the pot and mix it with the remaining loosened soil so that the soil gets somewhat even texture (the compost is mostly moist and darker in color than the normal soil). This practice ensures that even if even if your pot or container is filled completely with water and the water overflows, it won’t take all the compost with it (compost is very light and does contain small air bubbles, hence floats on water).
Hope you will prefer organic Fertilizer to keep your environment safe.

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