Pansies are perennial plants that thrive in cold climates. They have long stems and small leaves which grow from a single point. Their flowers bloom in spring and they produce seeds year round. These plants require lots of sunlight but not too much heat or they will wilt. In general, their growth rate slows down during the winter months so it’s best to keep them out of direct sun during those times.
The most common way to grow pansies is in hanging baskets. You can buy these at any nursery store. If you don’t want to spend money on hanging baskets, you could try growing them yourself in a potting soil mixture.
There are many different types of pots available online such as peat moss, vermiculite, perlite and others. The type of pot you use depends on your climate and the size of your pansy plants.
In order to get the best results, you need to make sure that your pansies aren’t getting waterlogged. That means you need to keep them dry and away from drafts. You’ll also want to provide some sort of drainage system for your pansies.
A simple solution would be a plastic bag over the top of each pany plant. Another option is using a tray under the bottom of each one. Just make sure that you keep the surface of the tray clean so that the water can drain through it. And don’t let your pansies sit in a pool of water.
As far as watering your pansies, make sure not to drown them. These plants like to be kept on the dry side before being watered again. If you notice that the topsoil is dry, then it’s time to water it.
Otherwise, keep away from watering it and let the soil dry out a little bit. Pansies can be susceptible to fungus so make sure you water them with copper ions to prevent this problem.
Watching the weather is important when caring for pansies. If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain, then they’ll need to be watered more often. This means keeping a closer eye on them and watering when necessary.
When it comes to feeding your pansies, you have two options. You can either buy some fertilizer at a garden store or create your own at home. If you buy fertilizer, follow the instructions on the package for the proper dosages.
The easiest way to feed your pansies is to create your own from ingredients found in your kitchen. Blend up some banana peels, apples, and carrots. Then add some water and honey and let it sit for a few days. Then you’re ready to feed your pansies. Add some of this concoction every couple of weeks.
Pansies that are grown indoors need a rest period just like humans need sleep. If you want to keep your pansies from growing too big and tall, then you’ll need to skip watering and feeding them for about a month. This is called a dormant period.
Sources & references used in this article:
A penny for your penseés by DA Bailey, JR Baker, RK Jones – North Carolina Flower …, 1995 – hortscans.ces.ncsu.edu
Success with pansies in the winter landscape: A guide for landscape professionals by GL Wade, PA Thomas – 2009 – athenaeum.libs.uga.edu
Pansy production and marketing by JR Kessler, JA Hagan, P Cobb – Alabama A&M and …, 1998 – hortscans.ces.ncsu.edu
Tough-as-nails flowers for the South by N Winter – 2003 – books.google.com