Advice for Potted Colour - Seedlings
Tip 1: Annuals and potted
colour look their best planted as borders in long drifts. Water
the area to be cultivated the night before then turn the soil
to a depth of 20cm and add well-rotted compost or cow manure
with a dressing of Garden Lime (1kg to every 4 square metres).
The bed should then be re-watered and left for the weed seed
to germinate. Remove weeds by raking out, before maturing.
Seedlings are now ready to be planted.
2: Prune all seedling plants, this induces
bushiness and reduces stress.
Tip 3: Pinch out all flower spikes produced
by parsley, chives, coriander and basil. This prolongs the
life of the plant and sends it into a vegetative growth surge.
Liquid feed with Aquasol or seaweed based emulsion. A cup of
Blood & Bone may
be added to potting mix if growing herbs in containers.