Over three quarters (77%) of us are longing for the ability to grow bigger, healthier flowers, plants and vegetables in our own personal green spaces. Despite this, barriers such as confidence, confusion and lack of knowledge are stopping us from creating that perfect oasis we dream of.
Miracle-Gro to the rescue! Follow our simple guide to feeding to give your plants the best start in life.
You may believe that the majority of plants can gain all the nutrients they need from sunlight or through watering. In fact, less than a fifth (17%) of British gardeners consistently use plant food, and many don’t use it at all (38%), hampering themselves from the get-go.
Just like people, plants need to eat in order to thrive. All plant food will have a special formulated ‘cocktail’ of NPK (as commonly known in the periodic table). Nitrogen encourages leaf growth, Phosphorous helps with the roots, whilst Potassium is key to flowering and fruit development.
Ensure you feed your plants regularly with Miracle-Gro plant food to allow them to be as happy and healthy as can be but also grow bigger and brighter with at least twice as many blooms!
If you have a range of plants in your garden, you will have to make sure you are feeding each plant correctly. For instance, a potted plant will need more food than a plant in beds or borders, as the potted plant would be dependent on the nutrients that you provide. Also bear in mind, special types of plants need special types of feed. For example azaleas, camellias or rhododendrons – acid loving plants would like an ericaceous feed such as Miracle-Gro ACR plant food which comes in liquid, soluble and granule formats depending on your preferred method.
A few tips to get you started…
- Make sure you check the back of pack for feeding instructions.
- Do not overfeed your plants.
- Miracle-Gro Continuous Release Plant Food is perfect for lazy gardeners as it feeds your plants for 6 months, allowing you to have more time to sit back and smell the roses (quite literally).
- Make a gardening calendar to include the feeding of your plants, as well as other seasonal chores for your garden.