Growing Schedule

My aim in 2019 is to plant all the seeds I have collected and use both greenhouses and cold frame to the full,next year. I also want to make a big dent in my chemical and organic plant food and thin it down,while producing great plants. Deciding what chemicals to use on what plants using the what I’ve got and using it all up avoiding any unnecessary waste. With plant feed NPK is all important N being Nitrogen P being phosphorus and K being potassium. Many also have Magnesium in the recipe too.

 

Growmore is also the ideal fertiliser to use before laying turf and sowing grass seed. It should be applied throughout the growing season at the recommended rates. Simply spread on the surface of the soil and hoe or fork into the top surface. If conditions are dry, the soil should be well watered for best results.

Seaweed plant growth stimulant is a pure liquid seaweed extract plant growth stimulant, for use with fertilisers. It is widely proven in scientific research to stimulate germination, rooting and establishment from seed to mature plant. It improves natural plant health and the ability to withstand environmental stress. Ideal for flowers, shrubs, trees, fruit and vegetables in the home, garden or allotment.

Rose & Shrub Fast Acting Plant Food Granules are ideal for use on established plants or for planting new roses & shrubs. The get to work instantly for healthy, beautiful roses. Contains a unique mix of 5 nutrients carefully balanced to provide rose plants with essential nutrients required for optimum growth and flowering.

Chempak A soluble rapid growth plant food formula as used by exhibition growers with higher nitrogen for spring feeding. All Chempak Soluble Plant Foods contain seven essential trace elements, far more than ordinary fertiliser. They are fully soluble which means they start to work instantly. Chempak Formula 2 has a high nitrogen content, particularly useful for the start of the season, getting the leaves and stems of young plants off to a strong start.

Fertilisers enhance the growth of plants. So it is once again good to reiterate what is in fertilisers and how they affect the plants. This goal is met in two ways, the traditional one being additives that provide nutrients. The second mode by which some fertilisers act is to enhance the effectiveness of the soil by modifying its water retention and aeration. This article, like many on fertilizers, emphasises the nutritional aspect. Fertilizers typically provide, in varying proportions:

The three main macronutrients are:

Nitrogen (N): leaf growth

Phosphorus (P): Development of roots, flowers, seeds, fruit;

Potassium (K): Strong stem growth, movement of water in plants, promotion of flowering and fruiting;

three secondary macronutrients:

Calcium(Ca): in the form of calcium pectate, is responsible for holding together the cell walls of plants.

Magnesium (Mg): is involved in several different processes, including photosynthesis, which nearly all living organisms are dependent on.

Sulfur (S): is also used in the formation of certain oils and volatile compounds found in the onion and garlic family.

Many available fertilisers have different amounts of NPK additives with some used to improve a particular area of the plant. Sulphate of Potash for example has 48% potassium while Superphosphate target phosphorous as a main ingredient with 17.5%. Other feeds promote allround growth these being Phostrogen,Seaweed and Rose & Shrub mixes,while Epsom Salts helps reduce yellowing of the leaves.

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