Advice 1: How to water the flowers

The success of room floriculture depends on many factors: correct choice of plants, air and thermal conditions of the rooms, sufficient mineral nutrition. And, of course, a competent irrigation.
How to water the flowers
The water can be likened to the blood of the plant. It gets to the plant body through the root system, dissolve in a mineral salt land and nourishes the plant.The life of plants has its phases. The water in each is consumed in different ways. The resting period, watering is moderate, the period of intensive growth - more water.Correct watering healthy flowers.
Watering flowers, remember that the leaves "breathe" and evaporate water. With this plant can lower its temperature on hot days to avoid overheating. But at the critical hot temperature, the root system is unable to cope with the replenishment of water consumption, and even reinforced watering will not solve the problem. In such a situation two options: colors shading from direct sun exposure and spraying (evergreens sprayed in the winter).
When you purchase soil mix pay attention to recommendations for its use - a reference to the types and varieties of flowers. A properly chosen mixture is optimally retains water and regulates the outflow of its surplus that protects from overwatering. But Oplotnica, dusty "old" land with poor drainage can have a dry top layer and wet bottom. Sometimes Vice versa: the moisture held in the upper part but does not penetrate to the bottom of the pot.
The need for watering potted flowers define the following parameters:-parameters.

1. Weight of pot: heavy - wet earth, light weight - good.

2. Ground color: dark earth - moist, grayish - then dry.

3. Dry soil to the touch: the tip of your finger is dry after dipping 1 cm - watering.

• Lichen and small moss green on the surface of the earthen mixture - evidence of lack of sunlight and a systematic overabundance of moisture.

• If the moisture in the ground enough, when clicking the wall of the pot will emit a dull sound. If the mixture is dry, the sound will be voiced.
Carefully follow the stability state of earthen coma. The abrupt transition from excessive watering to suspend harmful to the flowers: they can lose leaves and buds.

Strictly dose watering in accordance with season, time of day, temperature in the room, admissibility of the presence of water in the pan.

• Abundantly water the plants in summer, moderately and sparingly in winter.

• In the spring, summer, water the flowers in any part of the day, autumn and winter - in the morning.

• In the summer the water in the pan left after the morning watering, it is acceptable to leave in the fall and winter should be drained.
Take note: the so-called succulent plants (aloe, cacti and others) require daily watering in summer, and in autumn and winter – two to three times a week (as the drying earthen coma).

Remember: flowers are particularly sensitive to a correct irrigation during the end of growth and the transition to the resting state in September-October. Excessive watering during these months can even lead to plant death. In this period of transition (typically the raw for city apartments - not yet connected to the Central heating) water the flowers need even less than in the winter.
In a period of growth and flowering indoor cultivation is recommended to water water which is warmer than the surrounding air. Some types of flowers (gloxinia, cyclamen) take water to drink from the tray. Boiled water the flowers not watered.
Useful advice
If you have dry clod of earth in a flower pot, it will lag behind its walls, and water for irrigation will go in the pan, not wetting the soil mixture. To impregnate whom it is possible by submerging the pot in a bowl of water for an hour or two.
Don't forget about the temperature control of water for irrigation. Tropical plants and flowers fragile root system (orchids, cacti, ferns) do not tolerate cold water can rot the roots). Room temperature water gets, usually per day.

Advice 2: How to water flowers while on vacation

If you are going to be away home more than one week, you need to think about how to water the flowers in time of vacation. You can ask relatives or friends, and you can build a watering system that will take care of the plants in your absence.
How to water flowers while on vacation
You will need
  • Dropper;
  • - scissors;
  • - the water reservoir;
  • cargo.
Take a dropper – their number should be the same as you have pots with flowers. Needles and tips, which come with droppers, you need to remove – they are not useful. Blow into the drip on both sides, it should be purged, and visually estimate the IV on the integrity.
Those ends, which must be a needle, tie in a bun without squeezing the tube. Tie a bunch of heavy stuff in quality goods. It can be stone, metal or any other that is able to perform the function of anchors. A heavy load is necessary in order that the ends of the droppers are not surfaced from the water and securely held on the container bottom.
Choose a suitable container. It could be a bottle of drinking water 5 liter. If you have a lot of plants or you are leaving for a long time, then you need a bigger tank, for example, a bucket.
Put containers with water on the rise. It can be a stool or any other suitable piece of furniture. Importantly, the capacity was higher in pots with flowers. Place the ends of the droppers, with attached cargo into the prepared dish and pour water. In the middle of the tube is a controller that allows you to adjust the volume of the water flowing through it. First open the controller and make it so that the water flowed from the tube. When it starts to leak, stop the flow using the regulator.
Plug the other ends of the droppers into the ground each pot, adjust the water flow. The main thing - to calculate how many for each flower requires water. Flowers can not tolerate not only the absence of moisture, but its over. The drip you see water drips, and can adjust the speed as you need.
Check irrigation system in advance, otherwise you risk to remain without their flowers.
Useful advice
If you have a lot of plants in pots, you can make more than one irrigation system, and two or more.
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