Flower Gardening


The great thing about flower gardening is the fact that you can use it as a way of putting one of your biggest hobbies into practice, while relaxing and having a blast. Some people find listening to classical music the most soothing of all experiences; other, like you, prefer to spend hours giving care to their flowers and thinking of great ways to improve the display of their flower gardens.

There are many great tips and secrets you could put into practice and reach your goals as well, and one of them is, of course, the All Purpose Liquid Plant Food all-natural fertilizer that enables flowers, vegetables, fruits and other types of plants to grow rapidly into some of the most gorgeous varieties your eyes have ever witnessed.

If you are not familiar with this product but you’ve been contemplating the thought of trying it out, this might be a great time to do it. Your flowers definitely need it, whether we are talking about your roses, pink peonies or other choices of your own heart.

Perennials are exquisite plants that have the great tendency of springing to life month after month and beautifully blooming every time. They are the main strategic pillars of your flower garden, especially during those waiting periods when your flowers are not yet fully grown and your garden holds very few precious stones to be shown to the greater audience. These plants can last up until winter chooses to install its white coat over nature; you will notice these perennials fading away as soon as their leaves will start to die. But you’ll be their main greeter once they’ll return. Hostas or peonies and even daylilies are able to last for several decades, so you can see how advantageous it is to be growing this type of plants.

If you’re giving thought to the idea of completely revigorating or boosting the entire display of your flower garden by adding some perennials, you need to be patient, at least during their first year. This is normally the time when you’ll be able to see more of the clumps, and less of the flowers. Nonetheless, you needn’t let yourself be discouraged; your lovely flowers will have plenty of time to do their thing and grow into beautiful plants, and, by the end of their third season you will be amazed to admire their splendor. Should you choose to use the All Purpose Liquid Plant Food fertilizer, you can rest assured all of your flowers will soon start to look like they’ve been on steroids for plants!

You need to take into consideration the type of soil you have at your disposal, maybe contact your local flower shop guy and inquire about the plants or flowers you can rest assured are going to be efficiently growing and learn everything you need to know about the specific weather conditions in the area you live. While some plants might look awesome in those glossy gardening magazines, they might not really be at your reach.

Thank You to all of our gardener friends and we really appreciate your support. Please contact us anytime with any questions,
The Watch Us Grow Team

Advantages and Disadvantages of Foliar Feeding


Foliar feeding is a method of fertilizing plants directly. It involves directly spraying nutrients onto the plants leaves and stem where they are absorbed and used. It is considered an almost immediate way to feed your plants. It is becoming very common especially among small gardeners and lawn owners. It has a number of advantages and disadvantages which include the following.

Advantages

Foliar feeding produces an almost immediate effect on the plants. For example, if used on green leafy plants like kales, they will have larger and fleshier leaves within a shorter period of time compared when other fertilizing methods are used. The reason for this is that the nutrients provided are already in the form that the plant needs. After absorption, all the plant has to do is utilize these nutrients.

Foliar feeding is the best way to grow plants in places where there isn’t enough water. This is because the plant will absorb water through its roots. Were fertilizing through the soil is to be used, the nutrients in the soil will most likely leach resulting in a nutrient deficient plant. It is however recommended that you use it alongside other fertilizing methods to get the best results. Many of these are environmentally friendly.

Disadvantages

It can be an expensive method of fertilizing your plants in the long run. As the plants will almost immediately absorb all the nutrients applied, you will have to apply more fertilizers frequently if you want the best yields. If you want to cut down on these costs, then using this method alongside soil fertilizing will be necessary.

If you don’t apply the fertilizer appropriately, you might end up damaging the plant. There are times when you concentrate so much on one part that it ends up burnt. This is especially the case for chemical based liquid fertilizers. To avoid this, read all the instructions given with regards to use of the fertilizer and follow them.
They can only be applied during the morning and evening hours. This is because it is during these times that the plant stomata are open. If you apply them during the day, especially when its hot, then it is likely that it wont be absorbed into the plant.

Thank You to all of our gardener friends and we really appreciate your support. Please contact us anytime with any questions,
The Watch Us Grow Team

Why Watch Us Grow all Purpose liquid plant food?


There are many dry and liquid fertilizers of varied formulas on the market. There are formulas for houseplants, gardens & lawns, formulas for trees and shrubs, formulas for vegetables and fruits.

If you buy a dry fertilizer that has an analysis of 10-10-10 that means that only
30% of that purchase is usable fertilizer, 70% is a filler of some sort.

The most inefficient method to fertilize is soil application, no matter what the plant or crop. There are many factors that may make the soil applied fertilizer unavailable to the plants.

  • Nitrogen is leached out of the soil and carried away by water. Nitrogen can also turn into gas and escape into the atmosphere.
  • Use of herbicides may kill the soil organisms so that nitrogen is not converted into a usable form.
  • Phosphates can be tied up in alkaline or acid soil.
  • Potash can leach out or be tied up in clay soils.
  • Dry weather also retards the availability of soil nutrients. The end results are ,that the plants do not get the full benefit of the fertilizer you purchase.

Your loss could be as high as 75%!  Almost all dry and liquid fertilizers do not have the important TRACE elements or MICRONUTRIENTS necessary for good growth.

Watch Us Grow all purpose liquid plant food is a 256 to 1 concentrate of the 3 major elements plus
5 TRACE elements or MICRONUTRIENTS. Diluted and applied to the foliage it becomes active plant
food within minutes and the plant uses 98% of the fertilizer applied. The one formula is perfect for all plants, trees, shrubs, grasses, house plants vegetables and fruit throughout the world.

Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food

New Years Resolution?? How about Gardening in 2010


By: Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food

The new year is here and it often inspires us to make resolutions. We here at Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food suggest Gardening, whether it be Vegetable Gardening , Flower Gardening or whatever interests you, it may be the most rewarding resolution you have ever made.

Did you know that the National Gardening Association estimated that 19 percent more people grew veggies in 2009 than in 2008?

Knowing exactly why this is may not be that difficult for many of us to understand. There is just something very satisfying about planting,caring for,and then harvesting your own food.

For those of you that have made this resolution for 2010, we will offer some simple tips to help you be successful.

First, it’s not a bad idea to start small in your first year, this will help keep you from becoming overwhelmed with tasks like weeding .You can expand your gardens as you become more experienced and confident. Choose the location of your garden, be mindful that it should receive at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day, this will give your plants enough to grow to their full potential. Also make sure the spot you choose has good drainage, you don’t want to be sitting in a pool of water after a rain. You want a soil that will drain nicely, any chance you get add composted material.

Next you will want to choose what to grow, choose what you like to eat.

The following is a short list of veggies that are easy to grow.

GREEN BEANS- bush type or climbers use some type of trellis for the climbers.

TOMATOES- to many types to list. Talk to your local Garden Center folks , they will be happy to assist you in choosing the variety that will work best for you.

CUCUMBERS- again ask your local Garden Center folks.

RADISHES

ZUCCHINI

CARROTS

SALAD GREENS (Swiss Chard, Lettuce, endive, watercress)

All of the veggies you choose for your garden will need to be fed throughout the growing season, foliar feeding (feeding through the leaves) is by far the most efficient way to supply your plants with the nutrients they need to grow to their full potential. Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food is the product that will give your plants all they need.

Go to www.watchusgrow.com and get a free copy of our Instruction Guide .

Watch Us Grow Natural All Purpose Plant Food Is Proud To Announce


The Stephen Follett Co,.Inc. Producers of Watch Us Grow Natural All Purpose Liquid Plant Food is excited and honored to announce that we have been Certified by the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Agency of Wisconsin to have our product carry the Something Special from Wisconsin Logo.

We are hopeful that this will give us the exposure to all of the Growers in Wisconsin of Farms Crops , Fruit Crops,Vegetables, Ornamentals ,Trees, Flowers, and all other products grown for profit or enjoyment.

We want to let all the Growers know about how economical it is to use Watch Us Grow. For instance on Farm Crops the cost to use Watch Us Grow Natural All Purpose Plant Food is under $5.00 per acre per application. And we guarantee results.

You will see increased yields.

Check out our website for more information

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Poinsettia , A Colorful Holiday Tradition


By: Watch Us Grow

Traditionally most of us purchase a Poinsettia for the Holidays.

It’s a great idea, lets do it,

First you need to choose a good retailer to buy from, as always we recommend your local Greenhouse or Garden Center as they are very knowledgeable about the plant.

Choose a plant that looks generally healthy ( nice dark green leaves)and has upright branches , these will be much more sturdy than a plant with outward growing branches and will have less chance of being damaged in the transport to your home.

When you have selected your poinsettia your retailer will put it in a wrap of some sort if it is not already in one. This is to protect the plant from the cold. Get it to your car as fast as you can. Poinsettia do not like the cold , drafty areas or being brushed up against, this is stressful to the plant.

After you get your Poinsettia home, place it in an area with bright indirect sunlight, if they are wrapped in foil remove it.

This is done so that water is not trapped , don’t let your Poinsettia sit in water.

The best temperature for Poinsettia’s is 60 to 80 F .

After the Holidays your Poinsettia will likely be done blooming and will lose it’s leaves. But don’t despair you can keep this plant for next year if you wish to.

When your plant has lost it’s leaves cut it back to about 6 inches above the rim of the pot.

Then feed it with 1 tablespoon to 1 gallon of water of Watch Us Grow Natural All Purpose Liquid Plant Food every 2 weeks. When it gets warm enough to move the plant outside, usually 50 F , do so and put the pot in the ground and continue to feed every 2 weeks until the middle of September.

Then move them to a dark place still at a temperature of 50 F with no light . Continue to feed and water as needed and the plant will be ready for the Holidays once again.

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Look and Feel of Spring in your Home During Winter Months


By: Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food

Yes.. You can have that look and feel of spring in your home during the winter months, And it’s easy to do , It’s called “forcing” bulbs , some good choices for this are Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus, Hyacinths .

In this writing we will talk about forcing in pots.

You should get new or sterilized pots for this project.

Your soil mixture should consist of 3 parts good garden soil 2 parts peat moss and 1 part sand, the fertility of the soil is not crucial for forcing, as the bulbs have enough food stored within to bloom once.

Plant bulbs of the same type together in their own pot, as different types have different planting needs. A good guide to go by is a 6 inch pot will hold 15 Crocus , 6 Daffodils , 3 Hyacinths or 6 Tulips.

Plant bulbs according to requirements on package , usually the nose of the bulb will be exposed.

Always use good quality and good sized bulbs.

When planting leave soil mixture loose and never press the bulb into the mixture.

Dip your bulb in a diluted solution of Natural All Purpose Watch Us Grow Liquid Plant Food before covering with your soil mixture.

Allow approximately 1/4 inch of depth from top of pot to soil as to leave room for watering. Water immediately after planting and never allow the soil to dry out.

Now your planted bulbs need a cooling off period or better known as a cold temperature treatment.

This needs to be 35 to 48 degrees F for a minimum of 12 weeks.

You can do this a number of different ways, unheated basement, attic, or outdoor cold frame, even a refrigerator. If you choose the refrigerator cover them with plastic and put a couple holes for breathing.

If you choose a outdoor cold frame, cover with straw or some sort of mulch approximately 6 inches deep.

You cannot allow the bulbs to freeze.

After the proper amount of time has passed , bring in your pots and place them in a cool sunny location . 50 to 60 degrees F is ideal for the first week or until the first shoots start to appear.

Then move them to a warmer area of the house , try to avoid direct sunlight.

Once the bulbs are blooming you will want to move them to a cooler area in the house at night to extend the life of the blooms.

You can go to www.watchusgrow.com For more gardening tips and a free planting guide.

Christmas Trees & Cut Boughs last longer with Natural All Purpose Watch Us Grow Liquid Plant Food


By: Watch Us Grow

For those of us who still prefer a live Christmas Tree and cut boughs for the holiday season, Watch Us Grow All Purpose Natural Plant Food is the best known way of keeping fresh cut trees , greens and flowers as they were at the time they were cut.

Christmas Trees treated with Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food as directed have remained fresh and green months after cutting.

One story comes to mind, The Paul Weiterman family that owned the historic Ivanhoe Supper Club in Jacksonport Wi. back in the 1980’s.

They had cut a beautiful white pine tree for Christmas. They displayed it in the dinning room of the Ivanhoe.

That tree treated with Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food was still being displayed into July of the following year,it had put on 3 inches of new growth on each limb. And it would have continued to grow & thrive on a diet of Watch Us Grow, But Pauly said it was time to take it down, Seven months for a Christmas tree was long enough.

Directions for use of Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food on Christmas Trees & Cut Greens

1. Add 1 Tablespoon of Watch Us Grow to 1 gallon of water

2.Mist spray until tree and boughs are wet. Allow to dry out doors.

3. Cut off base of trunk being sure to cut it back far enough as to remove dried end where tree was originally cut. This is an important step as this will allow the tree to take up it’s needed nourishment.

4. Fill tree holder with solution of Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food ( 1 Tablespoon to 1 gallon of water)

5. Don’t let your tree holder run dry.

Now go get some Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food in our shopping cart to protect your Christmas tree and Cut Boughs.

Beautiful Roses with All Purpose Liquid Plant Food


By: Watch Us Grow

It seems that no garden is complete without the eye catching and always stunning rose. There are countless varieties of roses all of which have beautiful blossoms.

We won’t get into trying to name them all, but choosing the one for your garden is all in the eye of the beholder.

We will give you the basic information you will need to grow a beautiful specimen.

First make sure you have the right soil, it’s best to do a PH level test .

Don’t be intimidated by this ,it’s easy. You can get the kit at your local Garden Center. And all the instructions are right on the package, it only takes a couple of minutes to do. The ideal PH level for Roses is between 6 & 7 , this level will makeit easier for your Rose to take up the nutrients in the soil.

Then you want to make sure your soil drains well , a good way to do this is to dig a hole about a foot deep and fill it with water, if the water drains away in a reasonable amount of time ( 10 to 15 minutes ) your good to go.

This is very important , if the drainage is not good enough the plant will never become well established and grow & thrive to it’s full potential.

If you find that your soil does not drain well , there are steps you can take to remedy the problem. The best thing to do is get yourself some THOROUGHLY COMPOSTED cow or horse manure, If it is not throughly composted it will cause root burn,and likely kill the plant. Or you can always buy recommended rose compost at your local Garden Center. Remove about a 2 foot diameter by about 2 foot deep amount of your existing soil from the location where the Rose will be planted. Take that soil and mix it with the composted material.

Put a generous amount in the bottom of the hole and place the plant in the hole.

Fill in the remainder of the space with your mixture.

Or if your soil is beyond help do a raised bed and have some good soil brought in.

Then water in with a diluted solution of Watch Us Grow Natural All Purpose Liquid Plant Food. The gentle 8-8-8 solution along with 5 key secondary nutrients and the proprietary recipe called FOL-ADE will help give your Rose the start it needs to grow & thrive into the center piece of your flower garden.

Most varieties of Roses need at least 5 to 6 hours of full sun a day to reach full potential. Photosynthesis comes into play here, with the Rose producing such a prolific amount of flowers , it needs as much sun as possible to regenerate the plants energy. If you do not plant a Rose in the sun for the aforementioned amount of time the plant will become spindly , will not produce the amount of flowers it should and will become prone to disease.

I hear from so many people , I can’t grow a Rose because those plants are much to fussy and take to much expertise to raise.

NOT TRUE.

Roses are really not hard to grow at all, just follow the tips given in this writing and you will be amazed at what a great Rose gardener you will become.

Always remember that a plant like a Rose needs proper nourishment to give you the results that you expect.

The best Rose food you can get is Watch Us Grow Natural All Purpose Liquid Plant Food.

Growing Tomatoes your neighbors will envy


By: Watch Us Grow

Tomatoes are considered by many as a must have in your garden, besides being delicious they have many uses once harvested. My favorite is to grab the salt shaker and eat them like an apple. Canned tomatoes, tomato sauce , salsa the list goes on and on.

But we are writing about how to grow that wonderful fruit, and it’s easy with the assistance of our” Watch Us Grow” natural all purpose liquid plant food.

First , are you going to start your own plants or buy them from your favorite local greenhouse or garden center?

If your starting your own the one thing to remember is to start them at the right time, do this 6 to 8 weeks before the frost free date, after planting be sure to water them in with a solution of 1 tablespoon per gallon of water of Watch Us Grow natural all purpose liquid plant food.

Then give them as much light as possible either a south facing window or if you have the room use grow lights, and have them lit for at least 12 hours a day and keep the lights as close to the plants as possible without touching them.

Or like many gardeners do patronize your local Greenhouse or Garden Center, they will have many different varieties to choose from. You need to know ahead of time what variety will work best for you, if you have ample space in your garden you may want to select a indeterminate variety ( these will grow as big as you let them) or if you do not have much space or are doing container gardening you will want to choose a determinate variety ( these only grow to a height of 2 to 3 feet )

Both are good and will produce many tomatoes if you take the time to care for them properly throughout the growing season.

Next, now we are ready to plant, dig your hole, and then we suggest putting some composted material at the bottom of the hole. Set the tomato in the hole and cover it up to the first set of leaves. Tomatoes will grow roots the whole length of the stem therefore making the plant stronger .

Make sure you give your plants ample room to grow, they will need about one to one and one half feet between them , this provides room for plenty of air movement through and around the plants. Which is needed to help ward off some of the many possible problems you can have by planting to close together.

Once the plants are established you should mulch around them, there are many different materials you can use (commercial plastic, landscape fabric, grass clippings) these are just some of them, we recommend straw, lay it down several inches thick all around the plant , as you should do with any compostible material you may use. This is done for a couple reasons , to keep weeds down , to keep the soil temperature more constant , keep the water loss at a minimum , and keep the fruit clean.

Now the most important step you need to take in order to have a bountiful harvest is water and feeding. Tomatoes do best when kept at a constant moisture level , don’t let them dry out.

And they will grow and thrive to their potential when fed with a well balanced food . Your answer to this is Watch Us Grow natural all purpose liquid plant food.

1 ounce per gallon of water every 2 weeks from time of planting till you see flowers , skip a feeding and then go right back to 1 ounce per gallon of water every 2 weeks .

You will be amazed at the amount and size of tomatoes you will be harvesting. Now go grow some tomatoes.

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