Gardening is loads of fun for those that get into it. Anybody can simply pick up a trowel and start digging a hole for a plant and they will soon find that they enjoy the feeling of doing something that has a purpose. This is why so many people spend almost all their free time in the summer out in the garden caring for the plants they want to cultivate. There are so many different plants to care for that it is often hard to stop yourself from choosing too many to look after. This is the danger with gardening but many find it is a good one.
Recently the sun has been out in full force and the weather has been perfect for getting plants to grow more. Feeding plants at this time of year is paramount if you want them to produce good fruit and vegetables. Plants use all of their energy to grow the best fruits as they are the way they will pass on their seeds. By giving them more energy when the sun is shining you guarantee that they will put it all into growing their produce. This means that you get nice big fruit and veg at the end of the summer thanks to all your care and attention.
Thanks to the summer sun that has recently been shining, all of the plants in the UK have had a growth spurt and are really pushing all of their energy into getting big and strong and making the best fruit and veg. Gardeners have had to be more careful with the shining sun coming out, as it means their plants will dry out a lot quicker, and if people are not diligent enough then their plants will dry out and die after a few days. Feeding plants at this time of year will also mean that they grow big and strong and if they last more than a year will be prepared for the winter.
There are loads of different plant feeds that you can try out to make your plants grow to be big and strong. One of the most well-known is Miracle-Grow, which comes in all kinds of varieties and generally helps to improve the health of plants and lawns. There are however, better plant feeds to use for fruit and vegetable producing plants. Tomorite is a food specifically designed to help tomato plants grow to be very big and produce the best produce possible, but it also works great on all other plants, as the nutrients serve to improve the health of all plant life.
Every plant needs a different amount of light in order to grow to its fullest potential. Orchids for example are very temperamental plants. If you put them in direct sunlight it can burn their leaves, but in complete shade they do not get the light they need and begin to wither. Finding the right balance of light and shade throughout the day is a hard process, but once you have got it then the Orchid will bloom and give you beautiful flowers. To encourage the growth of these flowers using an Orchid feed when watering will give the plants the energy they require.
There are certain plants that prefer to be constantly wet and some that need to dry out between each time they are watered. Blueberry trees like to be watered almost daily throughout the year because they naturally grow in boggy areas of land. If these are allowed to dry out while producing fruit then the fruit will be withered and may even fall off before it is ready as the plant tries to save all the water for survival rather than producing the blueberries.
Researching the plants you will be growing is essential. When the sun comes out like it has done this past week every plant will be growing as much as possible, and if you do not know what they need to keep growing fast then they could end up being stunted. The last thing that anyone wants is to have a blast of sunshine that their plants can not use, but by knowing what your plants need in order to grow properly then you can ensure that all throughout their growth cycle your plants are big and strong and give you the results you want. If this all sounds like too much effort however a Spider plant is easy to maintain and likes to dry out in between watering, which is often the case if you easily forget to water the plants.
Louise Fisher works for Bonnington Plastics, wholesalers based in the UK which supply to many retailers around the country. They distribute the Kingfisher range of products, delivering goods for all markets to retailers that provide them to their customers. To see the full Kingfisher range as well as the other products Bonnington Plastics have to offer visit http://www.bonningtonplastics.com.