The beauty of a garden filled with flowers is undeniable. Growing a landscape beaming with brilliant blossoms is a wonderfully rewarding experience. However, some regions lack nutrient-rich soil to truly meet the needs of a flowering garden. Luckily, you can add nutrients to help give your plants the boost they need to reach their true blooming potential. Understanding the basics of fertilizer use such as when to use them will let you enjoy flowering success.
Flower Nutrient Basics: A Juggling Act
Plants require the correct combination of nutrients and minerals to bloom. In some regions, your soil might have almost all of what your plants need but lack just one or two elements to create truly outstanding bloom success.
Some plants might achieve ample green vegetation but never bloom because there is too much nitrogen in the soil. The high amount impedes the plant’s ability to make flower buds. Yes, nitrogen is necessary for your plant’s chlorophyll production, but your plant also needs potassium and phosphorus to balance things out and create bud and flower formation. It all becomes a juggling act.
Fertilizing for Flower Production
A commercially available fertilizer that is considered complete typically has a ratio of the main nutrients (macronutrients). You’ll see a number system such as 10-6-4 or 12-12-12 which tells you the percent of nutrients in the bag in the following order - nitrogen (n), phosphorus (p), and potassium (k).
Ensure that whatever nutrient solution that you pick has the proper nutrient ratio for your flowering plants. If you want lots of blooms, then try to focus on buying a fertilizer with a high level of phosphorus and potassium.
Bloom Boosting Fertilizers Formulas
Fertilizers that are considered bloom-boosting are available in various formulas. You’ll encounter granular and liquid forms of fertilizer that are either water-soluble or non-soluble. Some flower gardeners even choose organic fertilizers that contain animal, plant, and mineral elements.
Organic Fertilizers Take Time
One thing to remember about organic fertilizers is that many are non-water soluble. Instead, they are only activated with microbial action that takes place within the soil. They tend to take a lot longer to work than chemical fertilizers. If they do not break down rapidly then your plants might not receive the correct ratio of needed nutrients in time to produce a colorful display of blossoms.
Humboldt Secret Supplies: Flower Stacker
At Humboldt Secret Supplies, we know the importance of applying a nutrient solution with balanced potassium and phosphorous to achieve stunning flowers
Humboldt Secret Supplies Flower Stacker contains phosphorous and potassium for all the critical growth phases of your plant. Our soil/foliar nutrient solution helps you achieve truly stunning blooms that will make your garden a showstopper. You can use our formula hydroponically or in soil. It is also perfectly suited for indoor flowering plants. Contact us to learn more today!