How to feed petunia?
Petunii - cute "little lazy." To germinate from seeds, grow and blossom, petunias need 2.5-3 months, so in our country the seeds of petunia are not sown in the open ground. In order to admire their bright colors at the very beginning of summer, already planted adult seedlings are planted in the ground, and they do this right after the morning frosts stop. More details about the features of seeding petunia seeds you can learn from our article When to sow petunia.
Next, let's talk about how to properly feed the planted petunia.
When and how can I feed petunia?
- After the emergence of petunias, fourthe first leaflets, sprouts are planted in separate pots or transplant seedlings in large flower boxes. At this time, and need to feed the petunia for the first time. In order for petunia seedlings to take root, young plants should be poured from the firm "Yara" under the root of a watering can with fine holes with a high-quality complex fertilizer "Kristalon" ("Yellow" or "Universal"). The solution should be prepared with a weaker concentration than indicated on the package - it will be enough to dissolve one tablespoon of Kristalon in a bucket of water. If you do not have Kristalon, you can use any other water-soluble universal fertilizer instead.
- If the seedlings are well established, you can, throughfive or seven days to carry out the second top dressing, this time foliar. To do this, you will need to sprinkle abundantly from the atomizer petunia leaf solution of "Crystal Green" or another complex fertilizer with an increased content of nitrogen (nitrogen promotes plant growth).
- Before landing in the open ground, continueto feed up the seedlings. Still fertilize petunias with nitrogenous fertilizers, fertilize two or three times a week, while alternating root irrigation and leaf spraying.
- Seedlings, planted on a site with a light andfertile land, almost does not need regular additional fertilizing. And only if the land in the garden is very poor, you need to continue to feed petunias with complex fertilizers, but now with increased potassium content.