Thursday, July 25, 2013

Feed Them and They Will Bloom

 BIG beautiful BLOOMS don't just happen, jus like healthy, well behaved children don't just happen. Both take constant LOVE,  nurturing and feeding if you expect to get healthy results.  

 It's feeding time for all the annual cut flowers at Dandelion House. The zinnias, dahlias, gladiolus and sunflowers are putting on their first flower faces as a result of all the loving care they've had since being planted in the late spring. If I want more beautiful, BRILLIANT BLOOMS I've got to feed them from here on out, at a minimum, every 2- 3 weeks.

I used Whitney Farms Organic Plant Food Liquid Concentrate last season and was very satisfied with the results. Not a paid plug here, just look at my top photo!
That bucket of blooms is from late August 2012.

GroundWorks Watering Can ( Plastic)
Simply pour one half cup of fertilizer into a 2 gallon watering can and fill it with water then pour around the base of each plant trying to stay off of the leaves if at all possible.

2 gallons will feed about 20 square feet. I prefer this method for smaller garden areas because it gives me the control I want and I know my plants will pay it forward from summer until the first frost. 

First Dahlia Blossom of 2013!

Do you feed your flowers and veggies organically? 
What method do you find most successful for YOUR garden?

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