Plant Care Hacks
Plant care can be difficult, whether it be a busy schedule or you just seem to kill off plants accidentally - it's alright, we have some tips for you.
Firstly, you'd need to know a little bit about your plant. Plants mainly need two things - water and light.
If you're growing something like microgreens, they need a fair bit of sun and regular watering every other day.
However, if you have a common houseplant like a Monstera or a Ficus, they prefer more shade with a watering around once a week, with time to absorb the water between waterings.
Now that you've got the basics down, it would be good to keep in mind what substrate you're plant is growing in.
Plants in small pots tend to get root-bound, where the roots run out of place to grow. In this case, it would be great to repot your plant into a pot that's slightly bigger.
Plants like store bought rosemary sold in tiny pots would benefit from this.
Finally, a useful thing to consider would be fertiliser. When it comes to fruiting plants or even house plants, a balanced fertiliser (1:1:1 NPK ratio) is great to give it a boost in the growing season (spring and summer).
It is worth researching your plant on this as some fussier plants like a carnivorous Venus fly trap or orchid prefers either no fertiliser at all or very little.
Caring for plants can be as easy as you make it, and a big learning process. Try incorporating it into your daily routine, which makes it less of a chore. Don't forget that plants are living things that need your loving care and attention just like you!
We hope these tips help you along on your plant care journey.