Daffodils WITHOUT FLOWERS - WHAT IS THE REASON AND HOW TO CORRECT?
Could not enjoy the flowering of daffodils? Here are three reasons why your plants have not produced flower stalks.
1. DEPTH TO PLANT THE NARCISS
If the soil is heavy, you need to plant daffodils to a depth of 2-5 the size of the bulb itself. On light sandy - a little deeper.
Flowering will be stable if properly fed daffodils. In early spring, treat the plantings with a complex mineral fertilizer with a high content of easily digestible phosphorus and potassium, such as Kristalon (according to instructions). Then be sure to pour a solution of boric acid (2 g per 10 liters of water). After flowering, feed with phosphorus-potassium fertilizer (according to instructions).
3. RULES OF DIGGING
It is not necessary to dig up daffodils every year - they are divided and transplanted every three to four years, since the bulb begins to bloom only when it reaches its maximum size.
It is often recommended that plants be dug up only after the foliage has completely turned yellow, dried and planted again only in September. But this does not correspond to the characteristics of the root system of the narcissus. It is better to do this: when the foliage turns yellow, dig up the plants, carefully, without damaging the root system, separate the baby, treat the wounds with brilliant green if necessary and plant them in a new place. It is important to remember: daughter bulbs will bloom no earlier than two years after planting.
THE SECRET OF GORGEOUS NARCISSISTS
The neighbors are sure that I am hiding some important secret from them, because every year my daffodils delight me with their gorgeous blooms.
But it's actually simple. To ensure that the bulbs take root well before the onset of frost, I begin planting no later than the beginning of October. During this period, the roots of daffodils grow rapidly. The flower loves illuminated areas protected from strong winds. In places where water stagnates, the bulbs will become wet and begin to rot. I place plants in a row at a distance of 20 cm from each other, I also retreat 20 cm between rows. The planting depth of daffodils is 12-15 cm (from the bottom).
In early spring, with the emergence of seedlings, I feed the daffodils with ammonium nitrate, during the budding period with potassium fertilizer, and at the end of flowering with phosphorus-potassium fertilizer (all dosages are indicated in the instructions). I apply fertilizers after rain, when the soil is moist. If there has been no precipitation, I water the flowers well first.
1-2 times a spring to prevent diseases, I treat daffodils with the drug Maxim (according to the instructions).
NOTE: IN SPRING, ANNUALS CALENDULA AND TARIGATES CAN BE PLANTED IN BETWEEN THE ROWS OF NARCISSUS. THEY NOT ONLY HEALTHIZE THE SOIL. BUT ALSO ALLOWS THE BED TO LOOK WELL-GELLED AND ELEGANT FOR THE WHOLE SUMMER
In dry weather, I water abundantly (especially during budding) - this enlarges the flower shoot and prolongs flowering.
Be sure to remove faded flowers along with the seed capsule, since the formation of seeds depletes the bulb. I leave the peduncle itself until it dries completely.
© Author: Lydia VORONOVA
Reference by topic: Daffodils (photo) pests and diseases + 7 most beautiful varieties
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© Author: Natalya DORONINA, garden designer, Moscow region
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