It’s been six years of gardening and I’ve learned so much by attending local gardening classes but I still insist I’m learning. There are so many things to discover while gardening and lately since temperatures are rising I’m out in the garden around 8 am and a bit in the evening. It’s important to go out every day to check what’s going on – the other day I found one of my artichokes toppled over outside the garden bed, it was too heavy. It reminds me to always check on how things are going if we can fix it before there’s a problem, like wilted florals or dry soil. Even noticing when our plants need some fertilization! BioFlora creates organic fertilization products that focuses on the partnership between plants and soil.
Before the Arizona summer heat really kicked in, I fertilized my garden to make sure it would have enough nutrients to help survive this brutal summer and not be under too much stress. These are products that are not only organic but a super boost to your garden, you should check out the before and after photos on their site.
I think of fertilizer for plants similar to the nutrients and vitamins we consume in food. If we just water our flowers that’s like us just drinking water. Our plants need more, their yellow leaves or brittle leaves, or small size veggies can mean, hey garden mama, please help us and feed us!
Also, never be discouraged, I never had a green thumb, ever. For every one thing you see blooming and thriving in my garden, trust me when I say there’s been at least one or two things that have died in its place.
I’m here to show you my trials and triumphs and encourage you at any gardener stage you are in! I was sent a few products from BioFlora to try out – perfect timing as we are headed into hot season here in Phoenix and the stress from the heat will take a toll on my flowers and vegetable garden. The citrus will be just fine since I live in a former citrus farm and citrus is one of the main C’s of Arizona – things that help makeup Arizona’s economy *wink*
Soil condition is a huge factor causing wilty flowers, patchy lawns and even lackluster fruit and veggies.
Healthy Plant, Garden + Lawn with Soil Source
Good soil is everything. You can restore your soil with Soil Source from BioFlora. It’s biologically enhanced humic acid soil additive. There are microbes that rebuild and restore soil helping improve organic matter content and allowing soil to hold more water and nutrients – so better veggies and prettier blooms.
- Increases seed germination and root system development.
- Helps revive wilting flowers
- Helps with lackluster fruits and vegetables
- Restores soil with living microbes
- Increases seed germination
- Promotes plant health to overcome environmental stress – like Phoenix summers. Hang on little buddies!
You can mix it with new soil if you are adding more soil to your beds or potting soil, but if they are already established you can add it to water and sprinkle it on your beds like I did.
Increase Yield + Protect from Frost and Drought with Seaweed Creme
This hand-harvested, sun-dried and homogenized seaweed extract makes up BioFlora’s Seaweed Creme. Seaweed Creme is not an extract, making it a superior product compared to the others out there, this product nourishes plant’s roots and blooms.
- Increasing yields and drought resistance!
- Good for gardening food – makes your vegetables larger and taste better by producing more sugars.
- Fruits and veggies will have a longer shelf life after you pick them. Longer thicker plant cells and will help them with drought and stress recovery.
I also decided to add this to a watering can and go around trees, flower beds and more.
Greener Grass with Dry Crumbles
For greener grass and to be envy of your neighbors, and improve vigor for flowering plants and shrubs, Dry Crumbles from BioFlora is a balanced blend of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and high levels of calcium and other minor and trace minerals. Use a cup of Dry Crumbles for every inch circumference of the tree – sprinkle it around evenly under the canopy. If you want greener grass put it in a broadcast spreader and apply it every month during growing season.
- Coarse-grade dry fertilizer
- Long lasting green, new vigor to flowering plants and shrubs
- Organic fertilizer for plants, shrubs, trees, or lawns.
- Produces more hair roots, resulting in more water and nutrients that can be absorbed by the plant.
- Available as an organic or organic-based fertilizer
This formulation is made up of bone meal, completely composted poultry manure (without the smell), seaweed, organic acids and trace minerals. It’s pretty much what it sounds, like, dry crumbles!
Easy to apply (add it to a watering can, or sprinkle it by hand if you use the Dry Crumbles). It’s a wonderful way to feed your green babies. May the grass always be greener in your yard and garden!
Do you have favorite products you use in the garden? Or tips for keeping your garden alive during harsh weather? Please share in the comments!
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