Growing Healthy Plants
Growing healthy plants is easy if you know how to take good care of them. Using a combination of knowledge, skills, and passion for these green wonders will result in a healthy plant. Learning how to grow healthy plants is more a matter of watching and listening to the plants. Whether you are growing in a container or in the ground, plants will speak to you and let you know what they need if you’re paying attention. Of course they do not literally speak, but little symptoms can help you to determine if they need anything extra to be a healthy plant.
Growing Healthy Plants
Whether you are growing fruits, vegetables or flowers, the plants nearly all require the same basics. With the exception of some soil differences, your plants can stay healthy with a good nutritious soil, plenty of water and a good balance of shade and light.
Creating the Right Environmental Conditions
Know your plants. No matter how much care and attention you give to plants, they aren’t going to thrive if you don’t know their specific needs. This is true whether you’re buying a houseplant or planning an outdoor vegetable or flower garden. Some plants are able to do well in a variety of climates, but others require a controlled environment or can only survive in a specific region.
- Before planting a garden or adding a plant to your potted collection, search online or ask an expert at a nursery questions about what conditions the plants need.
- Figure out in what region the plants do best. Just because a plant isn’t native to your area doesn’t mean you can’t grow it, but it’s usually much easier to grow plants that do well in your region’s climate, temperature and soil.
- For indoor plants, maintain a fairly steady temperature. If you’re cold, your plant is cold, too. Avoid putting your green friends in drafty places. If you think it’s chilly, so do they.
Make sure the container or pot you are using is big enough.
Plants need room to grow. A sure fire plant killer is allowing the roots to become crowded. If you’re planting directly in the ground, be sure to allow enough space between plants.
- If you have your plants in pots, then check the roots once per year to see if they look crowded. If they do, then break them up and repot your plant in a larger pot. This will promote new growth.
- If you don’t want to transfer to a larger container, then you can also trim the roots and then repot the plant.
Begin outdoor plants at the right time of the year. Trees and shrubs are often planted inside the in the spring or fall. Springtime flowering perennials, including daffodils, are planted inside the fall, and summer or autumn flowering plants, including lilies, may be planted inside the spring. Annuals, including marigolds, should always be started early inside the spring in order that they have time and energy to mature. A few vegetables, including tomatoes, like the long, hot days regarding summer, while other people, such as lettuce, choose the cooler temperatures of spring and drop.
Give them room to grow
Study the plant if they are small, medium or large, having enough room to grow will result to a healthy plant.
Just enough water
Water is good for the plant but too much and too little is dangerous to the plant and might end up killing them.
Give enough sunshine
Plants loves sunshine, if you are putting the indoors and notice the stems are leaning towards any side that means that it is not getting enough sunshine. Make sure that you do not over expose your plant under the sun; just like us too much sunshine can also be dangerous to plants.
Using the right fertilizer
You can either choose to use natural or commercial fertilizers, though commercial fertilizers are good for the plants remember that they are made out of chemicals– use them with precautions.
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