Khushboo Farm
 

Plant Tips

If you are a plant and garden lover, we are sure you can use some of these tips…

  • Keep indoor plants in medium-light locations - out of direct sunlight
  • Natural light is best, but some plants can also thrive in office fluorescent light.
  • Keep hand tools in a basket on the garage or pantry shelf so they are always easy to find.
  • Keep your flowers in a cool place until you can get them in a flower food solution. Don't forget how important it is to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet.
  • Most flowering potted plants should be placed in areas with the most light in order to maintain good flower color and promote the maximum number of flowers to open. Foliage plants will do well under lower light levels and can be placed in areas providing reduced light.
  • Always set hoes, soil rakes, and other tools with horizontal teeth or blades face down on the ground when not being used.
  • Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake by the flower.
  • Plant soil should be kept moist at all times
  • Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife. Place the flowers in the vase solution you've prepared.
  • Plants should not be allowed to dry out or wilt. Be careful to avoid overwatering - do not allow plants to stand in water.
  • Avoid wetting plant leaves.
  • Avoid excessive heat or cold
  • Plants should be kept in a cool spot (between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit) for best performance. They should be kept away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes plants to dehydrate.)