When you’re first learning how to plant flowers, the question “Is a flower gardening bad?” often pops into my head. I’d like to assure you, though, that while it’s true that it can be difficult to learn, with patience and the right advice it’s perfectly achievable.
There are two ways that you can go wrong when it comes to flower production. The first is by over-planting. This can be done for many reasons, not the least of which is just lack of knowledge. It’s possible that you’ve never even planted a flower in your life or aren’t completely sure what you’re doing.
You could spend a great deal of money unnecessarily, purchasing a tractor, forklift, hoe and several other tools. While this is time well spent, it can be less effective if you don’t have a plan. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of modern tools and techniques, but be sure you know what you’re doing before attempting something new. Over-planting your garden could lead to a lack of fresh flowers for months, maybe even a year.
A second question I hear asked often is “is a flower gardening bad?” The answer to this question is simply, no. It’s really not any more dangerous than gardening with traditional tools and techniques. The only difference is that you’ll be working with a much larger field. With this in mind, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when planting.
Most flower gardens begin with the correct (and I mean correct) fertilizer and planting position. Fertilizer is important because it helps the roots absorb nutrients and water from the soil. If you over-fertilize, your plants may not survive. Remember that new growth is very weak and susceptible to pests and disease.
Another thing to look out for is sunlight availability. Sunlight is vital, so don’t plant your seeds during the hottest part of the day. Wait until the late afternoon to hand over that prized rose or plant that’s just started to sprout new leaves.
Finally, time management is key to successful flower gardening. Make sure you plan your time wisely. Plan your shifts, if necessary, to work on different flowerbeds at the same time. Plan your watering schedules as well. Don’t forget to put a space between your flowerbeds, so you won’t accidentally crush your plant between two pots.
Flower gardening can be a rewarding pastime. It doesn’t have to be all bad though! Remember to check in with your local nurseries. They’re happy to give you advice on how to improve your flower gardening experience. In particular, they can help you find the right fertilizers and timing techniques!
If you’re feeling discouraged or confused, don’t despair. Just take a deep breath and relax. Flowers grow because nature intended them to. Take pride in your flower gardening and enjoy the fruits of your labour!
Happy gardening! ! P.S. Please consider all this.