by johnah on November 11, 2020
Growing Bachelor Buttons: Tips About The Care Of Bachelor Button Plants
The following are some tips about growing bachelor button plants from seed. These tips will help you grow your own batch of seeds and start planting them outdoors!
1) You need to buy a good quality seedling mix, which contains all the necessary nutrients and water.
Some commercial brands contain only essential oils or other natural ingredients. Do not use these kinds of seeds!
They do not provide enough nutrition for the plant.
2) You need to choose a sunny location where you want to grow your seeds.
If you live in a hot climate, then it might be better if you place your seeds outside during the summer months when temperatures are lower than inside.
3) You need to keep your seeds moist at all times.
Keep them in a cool area with low humidity and avoid direct sunlight as much as possible.
4) You need to wait until spring before harvesting your seeds.
Harvesting your seeds too early could cause the seedlings to have a hard time surviving the winter. Harvesting them too late may result in the death of most of them due to frost damage.
5) You need to find a good spot where you can grow your seeds.
The soil must be loose and full of nutrients. Some gardeners use special seedling mixes that have all the nutrients that the plants will need in the first year of their life.
These are usually peat moss based and are easy to work with.
6) You should place your seeds in a tray and cover them lightly with dirt.
The tray should be placed in a sunny location and watered when dry to the touch.
7) Check the daily for moisture content of the soil and water when necessary.
It is better to under-water than over-water. Over-watering can cause fungal growth that will kill your seeds.
Fungal growth can also occur if you transplant your seedlings into soil that is too wet for too long of a period of time.
8) Place your seeded trays outside in a sunny location during the spring and the summer.
9) As your plants start to mature, you will need to transplant them into larger containers.
Use a good quality potting soil that is light and porous. Do not fertilize your plants until they have been established for at least a month.
Too much fertilizer can cause burning of the roots and eventually death by poisoning.
10) You can expect your plants to be mature and strong enough to be planted outside within 4-6 weeks after the date of planting the seeds.
If you are an enthusiastic gardener, then you can try growing two kinds of flowers in one container. Just make sure that the two kinds of flowers bloom at different times of the year.
It will add a lot of color and beauty!
Another idea is to make your own “mini-garden” in a bucket or a barrel. You can use multiple containers to make a beautiful display on your porch or deck.
Just be sure to keep the containers close enough together that they can support each other as they grow.
If you are new to gardening, then you might want to buy some herb seeds from a local nursery or department store. Herbs are easy to grow and can be used in cooking as well as for medicinal purposes.
Make sure that you have all of the necessary supplies before you start your garden. Having to go out to buy things once you have already started can be frustrating and may cause you to give up on your new hobby all together!
If all else fails, you can start your seeds indoors and then transplant them outside after the weather has warmed.
Never plant a seed in a container or part of the ground that has had chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers used in it within the last year. Your plants will probably not survive!
Make sure to lable each container with the name of the seed that is growing inside. This will help you keep track of which containers hold what plants.
You will also be able to tell at a glance which plants need to be watered or fertilized.
Make sure that you water the seeds and the growing plants daily unless you live in a climate that has natural rainfall.
Pests and diseases are common when plants are grown in large quantities. Some can spread extremely quickly so it is always a good idea to be prepared for an attack.
How to Grow a Flower Bundle – Bundle of flowers is typically sold with an assortment of flowers in one package. These are usually grown hydroponically (without soil) and shipped in a box for sale.
Depending on the variety, bundle flowers can be planted individually in a flower pot or in the ground.
Planting in a flower pot:
1) Find a flower pot that is deep enough to accommodate roots and stems of the flowers you have purchased.
2) Take your bundle of flowers out of the box and untie the twine.
You may also need to cut the plastic that is around the stems.
3) Separate the flowers from the bundle and discard any damaged or diseased looking ones (flower farmers usually do this before shipping).
Keep in mind that you need at least one, but no more than three of each variety.
4) Take the flowers you want to plant and trim off any diseased or damaged portions of the plant.
Use a sterilized knife, spoon or scissors for this (or else the process will not be sterile and your flowers may die). Cut off about an inch from the bottom of the stem and then place the cut end in a glass of water.
5) Fill your pot with a medium such as soil, sand, vermiculite or perlite.
Something that will allow water to drain out but still keep its shape. The pot should be about an inch higher than it was before you added the extra medium.
6) Place your flowers in the pot and cover with more of the growing medium.
Water until the medium has been completely soaked through and there are no puddles. Keep the flowers watered and in a sunny location.
7) Watch for flowers to bloom and enjoy!
Planting in the ground:
1) Find a place in your yard that gets sun most of the day.
Amend your soil with compost or fertilizer for optimal growing conditions.
2) Plant the flowers about an inch deep and a foot apart from each other.
3) Watch for flowers to bloom and enjoy!
Both of the above processes can be applied to all other flower varieties that are grown in your area. You will find that some types of flowers do better in certain locations and soil conditions.
These are things you will discover as you gain more gardening experience.
How to Grow a Rose:
Rose growing is a very special process and requires some extra attention. Roses are typically shipped when they are still in their “seedling” form.
This makes them easier to ship than full bloom roses and they will still grow into bushes if given the right care.
1) Before you plant your rose, the first thing you need to do is make sure you have prepared the soil properly.
Amend it with compost or fertilizer for optimal growing conditions.
2) Next you will need to dig a hole for the rose bush.
The hole should be about twice as wide as the container that the rose bush is in. This allows space for the roots to grow.
3) Some roses (depending on how they were shipped) may come in a little plastic container or bag.
In these cases, make sure that all the soil is dumped out. You do not want any extra soil lingering in the hole with the rose bush because it could retain too much water and ultimately kill the plant.
Also make sure that there are no little yellow leaves or needles from the container that got buried in the soil. If they are present, you will need to remove them so they do not decompose and damage the roots of your rose bush.
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How Blue Are Your Buttons? An Experiment in Bee Color Perception and Pollinator Preference by RD Oetring – Insecticide and Acaricide Tests, 1980 – academic.oup.com
Lemon Herbs: How to Grow and Use 18 Great Plants by EJ Czarapata – 2005 – books.google.com
Chicory the supplementary medicinal herb for human diet by S Pollet – 2018 – digitalcommons.liu.edu
GardenSmart Oregon: a guide to non-invasive plants by ES Platt – 2001 – books.google.com
Field guide to medicinal wild plants by BS Thorat, SM Raut – Journal of Medicinal Plants, 2018 – plantsjournal.com