Saturday, September 17, 2016

~Gardening ~ Kawaii! Noooo!!!

So, I am trying to test my skills at taking care of a couple of plants before I seriously consider turning my patio into a vegetable gardening center lol. I just want to make sure I'm able to actually GROW something and not constantly have lightning strike all the green that flourishes from the soil.

So, Loyal the Spider Plant is pretty tolerant I'm beginning to see. That plant doesn't trip worth nothing. A whole hurricane came through and Loyal was just like...


But that's not why we're here.

Kawaii, my Hibiscus Plant has been so touchy lately and I've had to do a little digging to find out why. I walked outside on my patio one day and discovered these two random leaves changing colors out of nowhere!

So I cranked up the research and I figured that it could be either one of two things...

  1. I'm watering too much ORRRR
  2. Not enough fertilization

Definitely couldn't be that I was under watering it because I watered it daily, sometimes twice day. I just assumed... it being Florida... it would dry out more often even with "Cold Summer" barely upon us...

But no, I guess the hibiscus plant can't take that much water in the autumn season. So to combat it, i decided to up the fertilizing. I gave it a few pumps of this liquid fertilizer for indoor plants and then I watered it until it started to drain. Then I left it alone for about 4 days. Today made the fourth day, so I went out and I'm happy to report that all leaves are green!

Every leaf is green and firm, there aren't any buds but I assume that there won't be until next summer. I haven't had anymore leaves dropping off though, I'm happy for that.

But I did more research on it since it IS about to get cold, so I think I'll be seeing a lot more leaves falling off anyway so that the plant can go dormant. But I feel like this might be an okay routine. I plan to water it about once a week. Loyal, I don't know, that plant is kinda hardcore so I'll just give it the same routine I'm doing for Kawaii.

But as far as m vegetable garden goes... I'd like to go ahead and start on it. But what can I grow at this time of the year? I mean, it IS Florida, is there anything that can thrive through the cooler weather? Aren't potatoes able to thrive in cooler weather? Can I even grow potatoes in a pot?

Time to get back on Google...

♥ Keep it calm 'n coily ♥

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