Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Annual Garden
-Annuals need to be in well-drained soil. If in pots, the pots must have drain holes.
-For best results, dig the garden bed 8-10 inches in depth, removing any weeds,clumps, sticks, stones, etc. Add fertilizer and well-rotted compost and mix all together. Let this mixture set for a week.
-Fairly easy to care for, just weeding and watering is all that these plants need.
-Wilting/collapsing= Either too much water, or a deprivation of water
-Clusters of green insects=Plant lice, can be rubbed off or watered off
-No flowers= Needs more sunlight, or special fertilizer for flowering plants
-Black/yellow flecks= Due to red spider mites. Means the flower needs water. Remove mites by spraying the plant undersides with strong streams of water.
McDonald, Elvin. The 400 Best Garden Plants: a Practical Encyclopedia of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, Trees, and Shrubs. New York: Random House, 1995. Print.