12 Flowering Tips

Many of us dream of a beautiful flower garden but mostly end up buying ready flowering seasonals from nurseries doubting their expertise to create that magic. Beware! Every time you buy nursery grown plants, they are full of pesticide sprays and artificially fertilized soil that is surely not creating a healthy home environment for you and your family. Mostly nurtured in green houses with inorganic practices lack immunity and many a times infected with pests.

But the good news is that you can have a wonderful blooming with some simple natural tricks making your flower garden safe and healthy to be enjoyed by you and your loved ones. Many edible flowers that will come on your dining table in salads, teas, breads or cookies shall be an extra perk.


Make a rich soil mix with compost or vermin-compost and neem cakes when you sow your seeds or saplings. Healthy well grown plants bear healthy flowers

Make sure you provide a good sunny spot for your flowering plants.

Keep pinching and pruning your plants during green growth for more branch out.

A booster of natural compost, mustard cake tea shall be a bonus in midseason.

Phosphorous nutrition in soil is the key to great flowering. Once the plant has good green growth, give extra phosphorous of bone meal or rock phosphate to encourage flowering.

Approaching flowering season add a tsp of Epsom salt in a litre of water and feed your plants. It is rich in magnesium and sulphur that are essential nutrient for flowering.

Banana peel feed, as tea or powder enriches the plant further with potassium and phosphorous.

For brighter and healthy flowers, make your own flower compost, flower enzymes or flower decoction and start feeding your flowering plants just before flowering season. You may use any flower but white and yellow colour flowers can be preferred.

Keep deadheading dried off flowers to get repeated flowering through the season.

Once flowering begins, make sure you do not over water the plants as this may lead to bud drop. 

Trimming and pruning before spring reduces green load and induces more flowering in perennials like Bougainvillea and Euphorbia milli