Beginner's Guide to Gardening
29 May 2023 0 Comments
The very mention of the word 'garden' brings in mind the sight of bright-coloured flowers, climbing and trailing plants beautifying the space around them, a sense of freshness, and of course fresh vegetables and herbs. When the mere thought of a garden can evoke a range of emotions, how about turning this imagination into a reality and cherishing the beauty of your very own garden? If you think an urban set-up does not leave much room to realise this dream, then there is good news for you. Whether you live in an apartment or have a terrace or patio or even a small patch of ground you can definitely grow your own beautiful garden.
It may sound exciting to bring plants home, but it is a commitment and requires both time and attention. If you are new to the world of gardening and don't know much about its requirements then you don't need to stress, IFFCO Urban Gardens has got you covered. From potting mixes to protectors to growth stimulators, IFFCO Urban Gardens is known for creating quality and easy-to-use products for urban consumers exploring gardening from the comforts of their homes. Here are some tips that can help you grow your own urban garden.
Choose the Right Potting Medium For Plants
This is the first and the most crucial step towards realising your urban garden dream. Whether your plant will thrive or wilt away will largely depend upon the quality of soil. Primarily, soil provides various kinds of nutrients required for the growth of a plant. When you don't choose the right potting medium, you compromise with the nourishment of plants.
IFFCO Urban Gardens’ Magic Soil should be your pick for the right medium. It is rich in micro and macronutrients including Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium etc. and provides all the nutrients in a balanced form while improving nutrient efficiency. Magic Soil ensures healthier vegetative and reproductive growth of plants by enhancing the proper nutrient uptake of them while providing the right aeration and moisture.
Also, you can lay your hands on IFFCO Urban Gardens’ Horti Perlite which is 100% natural volcanic mineral and the perfect soil substrate to be added to your potting medium. It enhances the aeration and structure of the growing medium which are crucial factors, especially for initial plant growth. Additionally, Horti Perlite facilitates better root growth and provides drainage so that accidental overwatering of the soil will not lead to severe plant damage. It can be used for hydroponics, germination, rooting, cuttings etc.
Feed Nutrients For Better Plant Growth
The buck just doesn't stop with transferring plants into a potting medium. For healthy growth, we need to keep adding essential nutrients into the soil. If you are looking to boost yield and enhance overall quality of your plants then IFFCO Urban Gardens Sea Secret is the best bet.
It is 100% organic and natural plant growth promoter and bio-stimulant. It contains proteins, carbohydrates, and other inherent nutrients, vitamins, and plant growth hormones. The seaweed extract enhances nutrient uptake from the soil, promotes root growth, tillering and activates microbial population for improved soil health. It is also known to enhance stress tolerance of plants from various weather conditions including heat, cold, wind, drought and disease. Seaweed extract is suitable for indoor/outdoor plants, flowers, kitchen garden, trees, lawns etc.
Protect Plants Against Pathogens & Disease
In addition to the right potting medium to your plants and nutrients, you need to protect your plants from various pathogen attacks and diseases. To keep your garden protected, it is advisable to take preventive measures from the beginning rather than waiting for the attack to happen and then taking actions. IFFCO Urban Gardens provides an array of products that provide protection against the pathogens and pests and that too in an organic way.
IFFCO Urban Gardens has a protectant soil substrate, Protect+ that supplements the soil with bio-active agents to resist soil-based pathogens that may damage the plant. The Doctor Series products are also suggested to provide your plants all-around immunity and to prevent infections and disease from harming your plant. These products include:
Doctor Earth: Provides protection from all types of soil-borne diseases
Doctor Green: Provides protection from fungal and bacterial infections on leaves and stem
Doctor Neem+: Provides protection from pests