Spring is a great time for plants. You finally get to start your outdoor veggies garden and most of your indoor plants will come out of dormancy! Spring is also an important time of year for you to start caring for your plants again and ensuring that they are ready to thrive all summer long. Whether you are growing an outdoor garden or have a collection of houseplants, there are many tips that you can follow in the spring to make sure that your plants are ready to grow.
At Easy Peasy Plants, we offer a collection of granular fertilizers and liquid plant foods to help you give your plants that nutrients they need to really thrive. With over five generations of experience in the farming industry, we understand plants and how to best care for them. That is why we created our line of products, to provide those with houseplants, home gardens, or those with larger scale farms with high-quality fertilizers that make caring for their plants easier.
In this blog, we are going to give you some spring plant care tips for your outdoor and indoor gardens. Read on to learn more and be sure to shop through our products to find the perfect option for your plant collection and needs.
Outdoor Veggie Garden Tips
When it comes to a veggie garden, spring is the best time to start! Whether you start with seeds or seedlings is a personal preference. If you get started too late, it may be a better idea to use seedlings. You can also grow your own seedlings indoors during the end of winter, before spring hits, allowing you to grow your own plants from seeds while being ready to plant them when spring finally comes. Pick the type of veggie and plants you want to grow and do some research to see if they have any specific needs.
Before you plant your seeds or seedlings, you will need to get your soil ready. While you could simply get bags of soil specifically designed for growing veggies, you could also go through the entire process of weeding, tilling, and preparing the dirt and soil that is already in your garden. This is also a great time to fertilize your soil!
At Easy Peasy Plants, we offer three types of granular fertilizer that are great for outdoor gardens. Each of our fertilizers feature one of the main nutrients that plants need to thrive. This allows you to provide your plants with the nutrients they need, helping them to grow to their full potential.
It is best to wait to plant your seedling until the after the last predicted frost. While that may be hard to do in some places across the country, try to keep an eye on the forecast, and check the forecast of previous years to make the best guess as to when is the right time to plant your seedlings.
Once you plant your seedlings, be sure to water them regularly and fertilize them whenever needed. Make sure you weed often to keep your garden clean and help your plants remain healthy. While veggie gardens can be pretty simple, following these tips can help you ensure that you give your plants that best chance to thrive and produce fruit throughout the summer and into fall.
Many houseplants go into dormancy during the winter, which means they stop growing. During this period, you do not have to water them as often, you shouldn’t give them fertilizer or plant food, and they will likely not change much. But once spring rolls around, they come out of dormancy and are ready to start growing again!
While the spring tips for your houseplants will differ based on the type of plants, there are some basic tips that you can follow for most of your plants.
For leafy houseplants, you will want to start your spring care with some spring cleaning! Clean the leaves by gently dusting them off with a wet cloth or paper towel or bring them outside and rinse them off with a garden hose. If you don’t have a yard or a hose, stick them in the shower and let the water run over them for a while! Removing dust helps your plants look better and keeps them healthier.
You will also want to evaluate your plants to see which need to be repotted. Repotting your plants will stimulate new growth and give them room to stretch out their roots. Don’t repot plants simply to repot plants; some hate it and will have trouble recovering from the shock.
Some signs that your plant may need repotting include:
- Roots growing out of the bottom of the pot or out the top of the soil
- Water that doesn’t absorb in the soil and runs straight through the pot
- Yellowing leaves or losing leaves
- Stunt in growth
With the spring comes intense sunlight and longer periods of sunlight. During the winter, you likely had your houseplants as close to the window and light sources as possible, but when spring comes around, you will want to make sure they don’t get scorched. Either pull your plants back from the light source a bit or invest in a curtain to help shield your plants a bit more.
You will also begin to water your plants more once spring hits. The best time to water your plants is in the early morning or early evening, when the temperature is a bit lower and the water is less likely to evaporate. It is also important that you are aware of your plants’ individual watering needs. Some need water much more frequently than others, so be sure to understand what your plants need and follow that schedule!
Giving your plants plant food can also help reintroduce the nutrients they need to grow. Overtime, your plants’ soil will lose nutrients, so by adding fertilizer, you can ensure they are getting the nutrients they need to continue to grow.
Easy Peasy Plants offers a variety of different liquid plant foods for different plants and purposes. We offer an all-encompassing indoor plant food, as well as liquid plant food for root protection, fiddle leaf figs, and succulents. If you want to help your houseplants thrive, giving them plant food in spring is a great option!
Caring for your plants can seem like a challenge, but with these tips and the right fertilizers, you can keep your plants happy, healthy, and thriving throughout spring and summer. Shop Easy Peasy Plants for high-quality fertilizers and plants foods made by our plant experts! Contact us with any questions you may have.