Arrange a beautiful garden on your balcony under the power of even a budding floriculturist, because the plants blossomed throughout the summer, it is necessary to take into account only a few simple rules for their planting and care.
You will need
- - nutritious and loose substrate-
- - mineral and organic fertilizers-
- - balcony boxes and flower pots-
- - seedlings of annual flowers-
- - support for climbing plants.
Plants grown on the balcony are neededLoose and nutritious substrate. As the earth in boxes and pots is very quickly depleted, add to the soil before planting one teaspoon of slow-acting mineral fertilizers per 2 kg of substrate. It is very effective to add soil humus in the ratio of 2: 1.
To ensure that the water in the boxes does not stagnate, arrange a good drainage. Put on the bottom of the broken shards, gravel or clay, and then pour a nutritious substrate.
Many plants need to be grown through seedlings. Marigolds, asters, verbena, nasturtium, sweet peas are sown to a depth of 1.5 cm. Plants with small seeds: petunia, lobelia, godetia and aheeratum are sown over the soil. Each culture has its own requirements for growing, so you need to create all conditions to get a strong seedling.
When planting seedlings in boxes, consider the distanceBetween plants, because in a season they will grow very much and start to oppress each other. You should take into account their average size in width and height.
After planting flowers must be abundantly watered and shaded from direct sunlight. In a few days plants will get accustomed and shelter can be removed.
Care for balcony plants is not difficult. This watering as the drying of the soil, feeding 2-3 times during the summer. In addition, you must periodically tie the climbing plants and vines to the supports, remove faded flowers and dry foliage.
Water the flowers in the morning or evening, while afterThis procedure slightly loosen the soil. The first top dressing should be done about 1 month after planting the seedlings in boxes, the following - every 2 weeks, alternating organic and mineral, root and foliar top dressing.