There are differences between plants within same week category: some start off faster, others slower but will catch up later, don’t worry. And there aren’t differences just between species: seeds of a same plant can grow differently. You might have noticed this in your own garden. This can also sometimes be seen in Plantui Smart Gardens: two capsules of same plant might have differences in germination and growth speed. That’s just natural.
Here some examples of different plants in different categories:
There are four primary factors that affect plant growth: light, water, temperature and nutrients and every plant species have their preferences about the environment they need and how fast they grow.
Next time try something new:
- Dill, absolute classic, with deep flavor.
- Sage, try with pasta!
- Basil Lemon, make a twist to your drinks or serve with fish.
- Basil Spicy, extra flavor for basil lovers!
Fast growing plants include many salads. Have you tried to spice up your food with Mustard Wasabina or Watercress? Or used Lovage in soup?
Some plants are almost as fast as lightning, others take more time to bloom. Some like it hot while to others that would be a nightmare.
- Shiso, this Asian herb that grows very tall!
- Violas, can be eaten, flower up your dessert.
- Bloody Sorrel, is pretty but quite sour.
- Thyme, make a great dip with garlic.
There are many basils in this category with some other classics like Sage and Coriander.
Some plants are almost as fast as lightning, others take more time to bloom. Some like it hot while to others that would be a nightmare. There are four primary factors that affect plant growth: light, water, temperature and nutrients and every plant species have their preferences about the environment they need and how
Plants need nutrients, much of which comes from the soil in which they are grown. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are needed in addition to organic matter, air and water. Prime your soil prior to seeding with a good commercial planting soil, the type that’s indicated for the type of plant you are growing. Add coffee grounds, banana peels, crushed eggshells and even flat club soda or your own compost to create a healthy, organic base for your plant.
Test the water needs of your plant by sticking your finger into the soil. If it feels damp, your plant is sufficiently watered. If it’s dry, feed it. Also look at the edges of the soil. If the plant is pulling away from the container, it needs water. Are the leaves drooping? Water it.
Like people, plants react to changes in temperature. Some like it hot. Some like it cold. Some like it just right. Maintaining the correct temperature for specific plants encourages growth and prevents damage. Crop farmers in Florida warm up their citrus fields during a cold snap, and home gardeners cover their plants with blankets during a frost or move the plants from the window during extreme heat. Know which temperatures your plants thrive in to encourage faster and healthier growth.
Researchers from the U.K.’s John Innes Centre, the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney, found that using lights that are optimized for increased photosynthesis, known as speed breeding, increased crop production threefold, especially for wheat, a boon toward feeding the world’s fast-growing population and a testament to the need for light in increasing plant growth.
Different plants have different needs for light, as seen with desert cacti that thrive on an abundance of strong sunlight, or an indoor bird of paradise that blossoms in a low light environment. Create the right light balance for faster growth.
Whether the light is natural or artificial, insufficient light stunts plant growth as it limits photosynthesis, the process of converting water and carbon dioxide into the sugars and carbohydrates needed for plant growth. Placing a plant in a south-facing window where sunlight pours in or planting a vineyard on a southern-facing slope speeds up growth and allows photosynthesis to take place.
We all need air to breathe. Plants need air to feed themselves. Above the ground, the leaves of plants convert the carbon dioxide in the air into sugars and starches, which feed the plant. Good circulation of air means a well-fed plant. Under the soil, plant roots need oxygen that they derive from the water to send nutrients to the main body of the plant.
Plants are like children. They need nourishment and a good environment to grow big and strong. Light, water, air, soil nutrients and the right temperature for the right plant are the basic needs for growing healthy plants. The absence of even one component, known as the limiting factor, creates an imbalance and disrupts the plant’s ability to grow. From patio container gardens to home-grown vegetable patches to commercially grown crops, you can accelerate plant growth by practicing good gardening methods.
Like all living things, water is necessary for plant growth. Whether it’s the ice cubes you place in a container of orchids once a week or the daily watering of thirsty basil plants, it’s the water that transports nutrients up through the root system and feeds the plant. Indoor potted plants and outdoor fields of grain all need proper drainage to avoid root rot, or wet feet.
You can accelerate plant growth by maintaining the right levels of light, water, air, nutrients and temperature surrounding your plant. Decreasing just one component limits your plant’s ability to thrive, just as over-watering and unfavorable temperature swings are damaging to a plant’s growth.