winter, there are some handy tips and tricks for healthy winter
Now that the cooler weather of winter is here, gardens don't
loose as much water to evaporation as they do in summer. Because
of this, soils can easily waterlog if over watered, particularly
on the southern side of homes and in well shaded areas.
If you have an automatic watering system, during these cooler
months reduce the watering time to at least half that of summer.
When watering, do so in the morning so that both soil &
plants can dry off before nightime. This will reduce fungal
disease. If possible, water directly onto soil & not onto
plant foliage. Fungal diseases love wet conditions and if
the plant leaves are wet during the night, this creates ideal
conditions for fungal diseases to proliferate, so this is
very important for healthy plant growth.
It is commonly thought that plants don't need fertilising
in winter, but this is not true. Plants will flourish with
the right winter fertilising. What is more important is the
type of fertilisers used. High nitrogen fertilisers are more
suited for spring through to autumn, but not really for winter.
However, fertilisers containing high amounts of Potash (Potassium)
are excellent for developing deep green leaves and promoting
plant strength and vigour through winter.
To promote good healthy growth & reduce fungal disease,
fertilise with both Searles® Liquid Potash & SeaMax® Seaweed. Both these liquid fertilisers will promote
hardy growth that builds plants resistance and prepares them
remember, for healthy winter gardens:
Reduce watering & only water in mornings
If possible, don't wet plant foliage
Fertilise with Searles® Liquid Potash and SeaMax® Seaweed
you follow these easy tips and handy hints, it will make winter
gardening so much more rewarding and successful.
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.
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