What You Should Know About Living With Wildflowers
Just about everyone loves wildflowers, and they’re simple to care for. It doesn’t take much effort to keep them at their best. As long as you know what to do, they’ll always be there for you. It doesn’t take much thought or effort to keep them at their best. It doesn’t cost much either, since most wildflowers you’ll want to keep in your yard are easily hybridized.
The easiest way to start with wildflowers is to find the ones you want to keep, find the easiest plants to grow, and then follow the instructions in the package of the seeds. Using these instructions and a little trial and error, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful wildflower garden in no time.
The biggest mistake the novice gardener makes is over fertilizing. If you’re going to use seeds, don’t buy more than you can use. Also, make sure you don’t give your plants too much water. If you do, the seeds will beazed, and the plant will be less likely to grow big and strong.
Of course, plant food is also important. Make sure you know what kind you’re using, and what results are likely to come from it. There are many different kinds of fertilizers, and it’s important to know what type you’re using on which plants.
Another important tip is to not kill your plants. It’s easy to forget that you’re even supposed to be controlling the plant, but with wildflowers it often isn’t. Damage to the flowers can kill them. Killer weed made its way into our waterways, killing thousands of fish.
Chances are, the wildflowers you’ve chosen are perfect for your garden. Just use these tips, and enjoy the colors they give to your garden.
Hummingbird TomatoesHummingbirds love to eat flower buds, so it’s important to make sure you’ve put them in a sunny spot. After a few weeks, you should be able to see hummingbirds visiting your wildflowers, and you can watch them eat the blooms by eye. Make sure once you’ve found the hummingbirds, you don’t pluck the flowers the next time you see them. If you do, the hummingbirds will learn that your garden is empty, and they’ll skip your garden every time.
The key to dealing with most pests is location. The healthier your plants are located, the less they’ll be able to resist specific pests. If your plants are healthy, they’ll fight off parasites and others trying to feed on them.
The healthy plants are also more likely to resist specific diseases. If you suspect that your plants are infected with a disease, there are testing kits you can purchase at most nurseries and home improvement stores. I know one grower who uses a bulb accelerators to his advantage. Most plants are slow to react to changes in light and/or temperature. Using a bulb timer will ensure plants grow more quickly. That way, the grower can get more ‘growth’ done in a shorter amount of time.
Plant teas and mulches
Give your garden a shot of organic fertilizer. Even a little is better than no fertilizer at all. There are all sorts of things you can use, from a mixture of blood meal, fish emulsion, manure, compost and seaweed extract. Use the seaweed extract once a month in a fountain, to spray on the leaves. Then every 6 weeks, combine a seaweed extract and seaweed tea and use it as a preventative measure.