Velvets are not only beautiful and praised in Ukrainian folklore flowers, but also good defenders against insects. It is recommended to sow these flowers near onions and cabbage because they repel pests of these vegetables. To make the velvets bloom lushly and exuberantly, they need to be regularly fertilized.
When and how often should you fertilize them?
Velvet plants are quite unpretentious. In the early stages of life, they are fertilized only if the soil is very poor. The first fertilizer is applied when the plant reaches a height of 10 cm, and the second – is during the appearance of the first buds.
If you miss these fertilizers – no big deal. Fertilize the velveteen during the flowering period, when the buds are fully opened. After flowering, you can fertilize twice – in early fall and after the end of Indian summer when the first frosts begin.
It is better to apply fertilizer to velvet plants in slightly moist soil – 2-3 days after rain or watering. If the fertilizer is liquid, water dry soil with it. Before fertilizing, loosen the soil in the bed with a small spatula.
Mineral fertilizer for velvet plants
To fertilize the velvet plants, use the fertilizer Agricola, which is sold in flower stores. The product is diluted strictly according to the instructions, so as not to harm the flowers. Agricola can be halved with potassium sulfate, superphosphate, or urea to enhance flowering.
Another great tool for the flowering of velvet plants is a complex fertilizer nitrophoska. It has everything the plant needs. Two tablespoons of nitrofoska diluted in 10 liters of water and water the bed.
Organic fertilizer of the marigolds
Herbal infusions are used to fertilize the velvet plants. Grind 500 g of any herb, best of all – nettle or tobacco leaves. Pour a bucket of warm water and leave it in the sun for a couple of days. Water the bed with this solution.
For a long and bright flowering area with velvets, you can sprinkle ash.
What not to fertilize velvet plants
These flowers very much dislike fresh manure. Because of the manure velvet plants can wilt. Also do not fertilize these flowers with any rotten or decomposed organics.