Fertilize your annuals!

Keep your plants happy and healthy with soluble fertilizer.

August 13, 2014 | | Blogs | Leisure | The Flower Farm

So now you have your annuals planted – either in the ground or containers. Believe it or not the most important care that you can give them is not deadheading or watering – its fertilizing! Well, watering would be good idea too… with your fertilizer!

The two types of fertilizer are:

Slow release granules which are placed on the soil or mixed in slightly which release food slowly over the course of the season. All our planters and hanging baskets have slow release fertilizer added, but it would be best to add more once or twice through the season, especially if the plants are heavy feeders such as Petunias.

Soluble fertilizer is mixed with water and should be applied at least once a week. At the farm we fertilize with every watering and you can do this too. A combination of these two types of fertilizer is ideal for annuals and will give you fabulous blooms and strong healthy growth until or possibly even after frost hits.

Fertilize your annuals! Soluble fertilizer is mixed with water and should be applied at least once a week.

Fertilize your annuals! Soluble fertilizer is mixed with water and should be applied at least once a week.

About the Author More by Katie Dawson

Katie Dawson and husband Chris Martin own the Cut and Dried Flower Farm, a family owned greenhouse business located close to Glencairn, Ontario.

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