The neighbor shuns fertilizers "with chemistry", and puts seeds in the pots. I show you what petunia has become. Also what to do like this?
Jan 04, 2021
Fiery fireworks, fellow flower growers! Today on the agenda is the rejection of "purchased chemicals" in action, the consequences of switching to folk remedies and the visual result in the form of flowering petunia bushes (© Glasha's Neighbor). Judge for yourself!
Organics vs Mineral fertilizers: Glasha made a choice
Some flower growers are sure that there is nothing better than natural for container ornamental plants. No chemistry. Okay still, compost. There are many instructions for fertilizing with "meat water" or solemnly burying a battery-dried Ecuadorian banana peel.
Another part considers the use of "organic matter" in a closed container as bad manners: they say some midges fly, but the roots no, no, but they rot. And why bother picking potato skins if store shelves are full of mineral fertilizers?
The third part of flower growers, to which I and I partly belong, balances between the two camps, periodically rushing to one of the sides. All the same, comrades, I try to keep a fine line. Mineral water for flowers is a must, folk remedies - as I like, horse dung treats - on schedule. Otherwise they will be spoiled!
And Glasha's neighbor disagrees with me. She is an ardent opponent of chemical fertilizers on her site. Neither vegetables, nor fruits, nor flowers have ever known even nitroammophos. A woman who, despite the old name, somewhere between 30 and 40 years old, never comes to my site if I spray roses with "Topaz" or potassium monophosphate, which is delicious for plants.
I don’t know in which of the issues of "Home Garden" Glasha read a strange recipe. The author of the folk method, "From which all flowers are delighted", assures:
full moon bury a fish head on the bottom of the pot, then the plant will bloom magnificently and without stopping. The calculation is simple: the fish overheats and gradually releases nutrients.
Fortunately, Glasha did not dare to repeat the recipe exactly. The neighborhood with a fish head feeding flowers and the prospect of a wonderful aroma was a little scary. The woman decided to choose the light version, placing fresh fish bones, which have not undergone heat treatment, on top of the drainage in a petunia container.
Despite my skepticism, the result was very good. But, in my opinion, planting 5 plants in a hanging planter is, comrades, too much. After all, petunia is a lover of free space.
I don’t know what role the fish bones played. Maybe if Glasha had used mineral fertilizers, the result would have been no worse. Or better yet.
I think it’s not just fish bones. A neighbor plants petunia every year in the soil collected in the forest - a natural natural humus. This is where the storehouse of useful substances is, and not only in the bones. But since such an option for fertilizing petunias takes place, I decided to share it with my comrades.