A very important part of cultivating a plant is fertilizing. Above all, when your plants don’t grow as nicely as expected or the blossoming is rather weak, it is most likely due to lack of nutrients. Especially fast-growing and lush plants need plenty of special nutrition. We always recommend fluid fertilizer as the best form of care since the plant can absorb the nutrients almost instantly and the watering ensures a better proportioned distribution than by using granulated fertilizer. Fluid fertilizer contains a balanced ratio of minerals, and you can see that it is made of dissolved salts when the fluid dries in the soil. Most important for your plants are the minerals that contain nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) – a combination that is commonly known as NPK-fertilizer. The content ratio of these main components is usually stated in percentage. The minerals are being absorbed by the plants together with the water and being used in combination with the basic substances from the photosynthesis to build various compounds that ensure a healthy growth. A sufficient supply of nutrients is mandatory to cultivate a healthy plant. Therefore, we advise you to follow the instructions on the packages of our seeds and fertilize accordingly. Without fertilizing the plants show in nutrient-poor soil deficiency symptoms rather quick. A nitrogen deficiency for example can be noticed especially in older leaves that lose their strong green colouring and start to turn yellow. Since the nutritional needs are different from plant to plant, there are general fertilizers, like common fertilizer for tub plants, as well as specified fertilizers.
The seeds of most plants contain naturally stored nutrients that are essential to young plants after germination to build their basic organs: