Friday, August 11, 2017
Comprehensive Guide to Growing Baby’s Breath
As aforementioned, Baby’s Breath prefer warm temperatures and grow best when situated in areas that receive full sunlight and in rich soil. These plants will not grow well if they are planted in clay or sand-like soils, but they prefer alkaline soils, which have high pH levels. Additionally, Baby’s Breath likes moisture and refuses to thrive in dry environments. Be sure to water your Baby’s Breath on a regular basis and pay special attention to them when the weather is particularly dry. When planting your Baby’s Breath seeds, space them around 8 inches apart to allow for optimum growing conditions. However, keep in mind that these plants do not mind overcrowding, and doing so will not compromise the growing process. After planting the seeds, germination should occur between 10 and 15 days. To make this process go by faster, try adding fertilizer to the soil you planted the seeds in. Once germination occurs, the plant will grow rather rapidly, and you will soon be able to pick them if you wish. Fortunately, baby’s breath is not as susceptible to pests, insects or disease as many other plants are, but it is still a good idea to watch out for any intruders who may eat the flowers or dig at the plant’s roots. Once the flowers fully bloom, trim them to make gorgeous corsages, add them to vases and bouquets, or arrange eye-catching flower baskets to make a lovely accent for any home. Did we miss any tips or tricks you use in your growing process? Share your thoughts and growing practices in the comment section below!
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