Lit­tle prepa­ra­tion helps with grow­ing flow­ers

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS - Owner of Caloun­dra Gar­den and Pet Sup­plies WILL WATER­FORD

HAVE you ever had a packet of flower seeds such as a rock­ery blend or a cot­tage gar­den mix and said to your­self, “That if I just sprin­kle these on the ground here, I will get a great dis­play of flow­ers”.

And sadly noth­ing grows. What hap­pens is that the seeds just sit on top of the soil and mostly blow away and never shoot.

If you want them to grow into the dis­play that you had en­vi­sioned, then a tiny bit of prepa­ra­tion will help.

The more prepa­ra­tion, the more flow­ers that you will en­joy.

As there are dif­fer­ent seeds in the pack­ets, some va­ri­eties will flower faster than oth­ers, so don’t get wor­ried as some may take months to grow.

Wa­ter the soil well and then dig in a few bags of com­post or 5 in 1, sprin­kle your seeds onto the area as per in­struc­tions on the packet and then sprin­kle some qual­ity pot­ting mix over them.

A good qual­ity mix will have a good lot of fer­tiliser for them as they grow.

Re­mem­ber that we are want­ing lots of flow­ers, so by adding a lit­tle liq­uid potash to the wa­ter ev­ery few weeks they will look good for months.

These type of flow­ers gen­er­ally don’t last long, so to in­crease the time for you to en­joy them, prune off the old flow­ers as they die.

Happy new year!

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BED OF COLOUR: Gar­den seeds turn into beau­ti­ful flow­ers.

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