For those who live in big cities, it is the best choice to use the limited balcony space to cultivate flowers and plants. This paper summarizes some experiences of a flower friend who also lives in a small corner of a big city and maintains 12 volumes on his balcony. These valuable experiences are very suitable for those who love meat and have not enough space to refer to.
How to breed 12 rolls of flowers on balcony;
Coordinate point: Shanghai;
Breeding environment: south facing balcony.
The following is the specific breeding process:
1、 About choosing pots: because the roots of 12 rolls are thick and long radish roots, we should choose a deeper pot (as shown in Figure 1).
Vientiane basin Culture Volume 12 (picture 1)
In addition to the purple sand basin for ice lanterns and neon lights, I use all kinds of Vientiane basins. There are all kinds of Vientiane basins of different sizes and specifications. I used to like to use the same size and specifications in a neat way, but I found that some of them are good and some of them are not good under the same management and conditions. This is because the seedlings use too large basin, the water in the basin volatilizes too fast, the seedling root system is generally not very strong, can't absorb water, the slow state of growth is not good; the large plant type uses too small basin, because the root system is good, the water in the small basin is absorbed too fast, resulting in insufficient water supply and nutrition, the state of growth is not very good. So to sum up, how to choose a basin depends on the size of the plant type. (because I use one pot for each one, I still have little experience in the problem of group living in seedling pots.)
2、 About soil matching: when it comes to soil, the first sentence is to match according to your own breeding environment and watering methods. Since entering the pit, I've been living in the surrounding greenhouses. Some teachers like to use more particles, while others like to use more peat. Come according to your own preference. Tell me about my soil, about 35% 3-6mm two red jade, about 35% 3-6mm deer marsh soil, about 25% volcanic rock, other from bamboo charcoal, rice husk ash, about 5%, a little bit of green medicine (no peat particles for adult plants, red jade deer marsh basically accounts for more than 90%, add a layer of slow-release fertilizer).
The above soil preparation is based on rooting. For the soil that needs rooting or leaf cutting, peat should be used instead of peat. Peat differs from peat particles only in their air permeability. (because I'm a balcony family, I like to keep it stuffy, so the ventilation is not as good as the greenhouse, so I use different soil for different situations)
Fine hematite soil plus Luzhao soil plus volcanic rock
3、 About watering: from the beginning, I heard a lot of people say these four words: dry and water thoroughly. Correct but not complete. I like to use 12 rolls of granule seed, so it will dry faster, but how can it be considered dry? Some people like the method of inserting toothpicks, some people like the method of padding weight, and some people also rely entirely on experience, but there is a method to identify whether the seedlings with weak roots are completely dry. I think there is another method, shaking the plants to feel whether the roots are very loose or not. I often shake them every few days to see if they feel that they are almost watered.
Water at noon in winter and at night in summer to prevent frostbite and burn. As I said before, it is correct but incomplete to thoroughly dry the soil. The most important thing is to put the water in a well ventilated place and blow it for a period of time after watering, because it is a disaster for me who like to keep the soil moist and stuffy!
4、 About the environment: I like to keep it stuffy outside. Spring and autumn and winter with a glass jar stuffy, summer honestly put indoor summer. The advantage of stuffy maintenance lies in high humidity and large temperature difference between day and night. This is the favorite environment of 12 rolls. It also has limits. Generally, the temperature is not more than 35 degrees, and the humidity is not more than 80%. When it comes to daylighting, it can't be directly exposed to the sun. For 12 rolls, the ultraviolet light is too strong and easy to hurt, so it needs soft scattered light. I can't tell what the softness is, but the meaning can't be explained. Put it indoors in winter.
Twelve volumes of outdoor nursing
Editor's note: for the new friends, don't buy blindly. First of all, choose the breeding environment for their own soil research. It's not just to see the flowers, the environment and the lighting. Now there are too many things that confuse the real with the fake. Look more, ask more and learn more. There are still many gods in the altar.