Here are some Secrets of Growing Flowers in Hanging Baskets to make them bloom perfectly and fill your balcony, garden with warm colors!
Do you find it difficult to grow gorgeous flowering plants in hanging baskets? Even after so many tries, the plants are not appearing lush and colorful? Don’t worry! Here are some Secrets of Growing Flowers in Hanging Baskets that’ll help you out!
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Secrets of Growing Flowers in Hanging Baskets
1. Use a Lightweight Potting Soil
Before hanging, fill the basket with high-quality potting soil. It will keep your plants thriving and free from the dangers of pests.
We have a great article on making potting soil here
2. Go with Small Plants First
Instead of growing large plants at the first try, go with small ones early in the season and grow them in slightly large containers. Impatiens and Verbena are some ideal flowering plants you can start easily in hanging baskets.
3. Fertilize the Right Way
Plants in hanging baskets have access to limited soil for healthy growth. That’s why it is necessary to fertilize them frequently with a slow-release fertilizer. Make sure to keep the dose limited, else it will overgrow the plants.
4. Water Regularly
Inconsistent watering will make your plants go weak, resulting in poor growth. For hanging baskets, it is best to practice to water only when the soil surface feels dry on touch. Avoid overwatering.
5. Do a Regular Maintenance
Doing regular maintenance tasks like trimming and deadheading will keep the flowers hanging baskets flourishing with colors throughout the year.