EXTENSION FLOWERING OF PETUNIAS
© Author: Nikolai CHROMOV
Petunias are the favorite flowers of many. They are good for everyone, but sometimes they fade quickly, and already in July, bright and lush flowering plants turn into a rather sad sight. So how do you keep them blooming?
In fact, the potential of this flower is huge. With proper care and care, a petunia can bloom almost until October, but it is important to know what to do to prolong its flowering.
First, take a good look at your plants. In July, as a rule, the petunia begins to reject some of the leaves - they turn yellow. They must be carefully removed, otherwise they will begin to rot and a focus of fungal infection will appear.
July is a month of real heat, so do not forget about watering. At the same time, petunias should not be watered directly under the root, but a couple of centimeters away from the center.
If the petunia grows in a pot, then water along the edge of the pot, thereby avoiding the possible exposure of the roots. If the roots are still bare, then you need to pour the soil and cover them.
When watering, do not try to keep the soil moist, it is better to let the soil dry out a little and then water. This approach will prolong flowering and keep the plant in good shape.
Another important event for July is the removal of the ovaries. All seed pods that you find on the plant must be removed.
Pest control is also important now. This month, petunias are often attacked by spider mites, aphids and even white-wings.
To effectively deal with pests, you need to detect them in time. This means that as often as possible, preferably daily, inspect all plants. For prophylaxis, once every 2-3 days they can be treated with the Fitosporin-M biological fungicide and the Fitoverm biological insectoacaricide.
Well, if you find a pest or a focus of a fungal infection, then use stronger fungicides and insecticides.
If the petunia grows in a pot and you want to prolong flowering as much as possible, then in July it is quite possible to transplant it.
To do this, select a container 30-40% larger than the one in which the petunia is growing now, and by transshipment in the morning or evening, transplant the flower into a more spacious container, adding fresh and nutritious soil.
In this case, the plants can be sprayed with "Epin" or "Heteroauxin", and any flower fertilizer, for example, "Fertik", can be added to fresh soil.
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