Spring has arrived, and it’s time to get your seeds, sprouts, and cuttings started off the right way. Sprouts are vulnerable to things like pests, too-much or too-little sun, and even overwatering. These may seem like beginner mistakes, but even the most seasoned gardeners can slip up and make mistakes. To help you out, we have a list of the top 5 things you can do to help your sprouts thrive:
Placement: if you’re starting a new garden, take a good look at the big picture. How will your new garden flow with your current yard, and how can you situate it so you’ll be able to admire it as it comes in, and it won’t be forgotten about when you start doing your daily chores and household maintenance. One of the worst places you can put your garden is in that forgotten pile of dirt in the back corner of your yard…out of sight usually means out of mind!
Amount of sun: Before you start planting, take a few days to study how the sun moves and which areas of the garden will receive sun, and for how long. You’ll be able to plan the placement of your garden to suit either full sun, shade, or part shade.
Soil: Soil type is essential for a thriving garden, and the ideal airy, crumbly balance of sand, silt and clay, rich in organic matter and microscopic life is not likely in your garden without a lot of extra work. All types of soil will benefit from the addition of as much compost as you can add, including pelleted manure, kelp, guano or rock dust. An easy way to add all these organic materials to your ground is by using Geoflora VEG - an all-natural amendment with 19 organic inputs!
Water: The ideal garden would be able to live with only the watering from light summer showers throughout the season; but that’s probably not going to happen, especially if you live in a dry, arid, environment. You should make certain you don’t under or overwater your plants, check them and the surrounding soil daily, making sure the soil drains well to avoid standing water. Young sprouts may need slightly more water as they’re developing, but as they mature their roots will be more well-established and able to access the water in the soil more.
Feeding: In addition to water, good soil, and sunlight, a robust fertilizer applied to add nutrients during the vegetative stage will give your young plants just the boost they need to grow strong and help maximize yields. It’s best to avoid chemical fertilizers, especially if you’re growing food crops. You don’t want chemicals in your food!
One of the best ways to make sure your sprouts are well-fed is to use the best organic fertilizer, specially formulated for the vegetative state. Geoflora VEG fits this bill, and then some! Geoflora VEG is a 5-3-4 NPK formula designed to be applied during transplant and as a top dress to ensure vigorous growth in plants while also creating an established, well-supported microbial environment as your plants progress through their life cycle.
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