For gardeners who enjoy growing flowers and decorative plants, nothings better than to successfully grow one that has massive, exhibition sized blooms! Most of these magazine-worthy flowers are grown indoors and take a ton of time, dedication, and patience to coax the award-winning bloom out – but there are ways for outdoor growers to achieve impressive results.
The first step towards getting the most out of an outdoor flower is to choose varieties that naturally grow big blooms, and many of these can be easily found as either seeds or sprouts in your local nursery when the spring season arrives. Common big blooms are found on sunflowers, hibiscus, lotus lily, and zinnia to name just a few.
When you’ve decided what flowers you want to plant, it’s time to make sure the basics are taken care of:
Now that the all the basics have been taken care of, the flowers you plant should flourish if they’re watered daily, and the garden is maintained. If you want to make sure you’ve done everything possible to ensure the biggest blooms possible, try giving them Massive Bloom Formulation by Green Planet. Massive Bloom Formulation couples the naturally occurring gibberellic hormones with the plant steroid triacontanol to improve the fruit and flower set in your garden. Gibberellins have a variety of effects in plants, most notably stimulating rapid stem and root growth, along with the shortening of internodal spacing in flowers – the node is the part of the plant stem where the flowers first start to grow, and internodal space is what determines how tall the stem will be. Triacontanol is a naturally derived plant growth regulator that increases the rate of photosynthesis and Co2 utilization, which in turn increases fruit and flower set.
Together, Massive Bloom’s components work aggressively to produce and transport vital fluids and cell building materials to the flower sites - and it’s easy to use. Just dilute 20ml per gallon per week, stopping use the last three weeks of flowering to get the MASSIVE blooms you’re looking for!
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Dialing in the flow rate correctly can be trial and error for a lot of growers, and is usually something they want to be able to do quickly once they’ve isolated the source of their plants ill health. Octo-Flow has the answer to this – and other – irrigation problems. Octo-Flow is an innovative 8 port stationary water irrigation manifold that allows the grower to control the flow rate or turn the flow off/on with a turn of the included hex key. If needed, it can be converted into a full-open version – all with a simple adjustment.
Carbohydrates play a huge role in how a plant develops - provide building blocks for plant structural components, such as cellulose – which helps grow the cell walls – and they help deliver energy for growth. Besides helping to mimic a plant’s natural carbohydrate profile, Karbo Boost brings an ample food source to plant’s cellular building processes. Though cool-season plants tend to have a shorter growing season than those that have had all summer to bloom they still need to be tended and fertilized - Karbo Boost is making sure your plants are getting the food they need – and then some!
It may seem counterintuitive to suggest that a gardener forgo soil completely for their grow, but here are some of the problems a professional horticulturalist may have with soil…
For professional growers, their agriculture is what they depend on, so taking a chance on soil that could end up ruining even a portion of their grow. This is where soilless growing mediums come into play for agriculturalists that want to start with a blank slate where they control how much water, and what nutrients, the plants get from germination until harvest. A soilless medium is a mix of mediums like peat, coco coir, and basalt that can be used in a hydroponic system or in pots and is free of contaminants, has great aeration and drainage abilities, and can allow the grower to apply whatever mix of nutrients they feel is right for their crop.