Polski
русский
Українська

A popular vegetable will save your geraniums: there will be plenty of flowers

Alina MilsentLife
How to fertilize geraniums

Pelargonium, also known as geranium, is a popular and rather unpretentious plant. Gardeners love it for its colorful flowers – pelargoniums create perfect flower beds, decorate garden borders, and help fill in gaps due to their compact shape.

Geraniums don't need constant watering in summer and grow well in drained soil. However, to ensure that the flowers delight you with long-lasting blooms, you should take care of fertilizing. House Digest has revealed which popular vegetable will be the perfect fertilizer for pelargoniums.

Fertilizer for flowers

Ordinary potatoes are one of the best fertilizers that can be used to activate flower growth. They can even be used as a direct source of nutrition.

To make a homemade natural fertilizer for watering plants and stimulating growth, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Peel the washed potatoes, soak the peel in a container of water, and close the lid tightly.
  2. The fertilizer should be infused for at least three days. Stir the liquid daily.
  3. Strain the liquid and pour it on the soil around the geraniums. An important note: this tincture will have a rather specific smell, so it is better not to water indoor plants with this fertilizer.
Potato fertilizer will promote better flowering

You can also add potato residues to the compost and use the fertilizer as a nutritious mulch in flower beds.

Why this fertilizer is effective

Experienced gardeners have long used potato peelings to make homemade compost and fertilizer for several good reasons. First, using it as a natural fertilizer is a great way to reduce food waste and an affordable way to fertilize your garden. Second, potato peelings are rich in nutrients, including magnesium and phosphorus. Potatoes are especially valuable for their potassium content, which activates enzymes to produce proteins and sugars and helps improve plant growth.

However, it is worth remembering that potassium is often used to increase the alkaline content of the soil, while pelargonium prefers acidic soil. Excess potassium also interferes with the absorption of magnesium, which helps keep the leaves green and healthy. In addition, magnesium improves the absorption of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur.

Experts emphasize that rainwater is always a better choice than tap water for making any homemade liquid fertilizer, as it contains natural microorganisms that help in the fermentation process and is free of chemicals. Rainwater contains a bioavailable form of nitrate, which means it is easier to digest. Nitrates are an important natural macronutrient for healthy plant growth.

Subscribe to the OBOZ.UA channels in Telegram and Viber to keep up with the latest events.

Other News

How to harden seedlings before planting: tips from experienced gardeners

How to harden seedlings before planting: tips from experienced gardeners

Hardening makes plants more resistant to disease
Homemade thin pita bread on water: fried in a pan

Homemade thin pita bread on water: fried in a pan

You can wrap any filling
What and when to plant in the garden in April-May: lunar sowing calendar

What and when to plant in the garden in April-May: lunar sowing calendar

Which days will not be worth doing gardening, and which will be successful
How to make peach marshmallows: a delicious homemade dessert

How to make peach marshmallows: a delicious homemade dessert

Delicate and melts in your mouth