A few weeks ago I started a new garden project with Baby Bio Outdoor®. I’m taking their Big Boost Challenge in my garden this Summer, which involves using Baby Bio Outdoor® for Flowers & Shrubs to show just what a difference the right plant food can make to your plants’ size, health and number of flowers.
Baby Bio® Outdoor for Flowers & Shrubs is a liquid feed tailored to the needs of flowering plants and shrubs, giving you up to 70% more flowers compared with not feeding. It aims to support healthy, balanced growth, resulting in larger, brighter flowers and lush green leaves.
To take the Big Boost Challenge, you plant two identical containers, feed one of them every two weeks with Baby Bio Outdoor® for Flowers and Shrubs, and just water the other one. It shouldn’t be long before you start to see a difference between the two containers. With the container that’s fed with Baby Bio Outdoor®, after seven days you can expect to see noticeably greener, healthier leaves. After four weeks the plants will be up to 20% larger than the ones in the container that has just been watered, and after six weeks you can expect them to have up to 70% more flowers, which will last longer too.
Here’s how my planters looked at the beginning of the challenge, just over four weeks ago.
As you can see, the plants were pretty much identical in size. Since then I’ve been watering one of the containers with just water, and the other with Baby Bio® Outdoor for Flowers & Shrubs. It’s really easy to use; you just use the measuring cup lid to add 10ml per litre of water in your watering can, then water as normal.
I’ve been taking photos of the containers every week, so we can see the difference that Baby Bio Outdoor® is making. Let’s take a look!
AFTER ONE WEEK
At this stage, the ‘Not Fed’ container is still benefitting from the nutrients in the compost, so both containers look healthy. I do think the leaves on the plants in the ‘Fed’ container are looking more green and vibrant, which is what you should see at this stage. The plants are already a little bigger too.
AFTER TWO WEEKS
The difference in growth is becoming more obvious; the plants in the ‘Fed’ container look bigger and bushier. They have more flowers too.
AFTER THREE WEEKS
Again, we can see more growth in the ‘Fed’ container – also look how the plants have filled out the pot compared to the ‘Not Fed’ one, where we can see more gaps and patches of compost. The purple Calibrachoa in the front corner of the ‘Not Fed’ container has been the victim of the slugs I’m afraid, so it’s a little unfair to compare this particular plant!
AFTER FOUR WEEKS
At this point we should be seeing up to 20% bigger plants in the ‘Fed’ container, and the difference in growth is definitely there. When you see the containers from above it’s even more clear:
The plants in the ‘Fed’ container look healthier; they’re bigger, their leaves are greener, and there are lots more flowers. And that’s in just four weeks of feeding!
I’m really pleased with the results so far from Baby Bio® Outdoors for Flowers & Shrubs. I’m going to carry on the Big Boost Challenge throughout the Summer, and will be giving you another update next month, when we should be seeing an even bigger difference between the two containers.
I’m using the other product in the Baby Bio Outdoor range, Baby Bio® Outdoor for Fruit & Veg, at my allotment this Summer. It’s tailored to the needs of fruit and vegetable plants, giving you up to 35% more produce compared to using a standard fertiliser. You can read more about my plants’ progress here.
Do you think you’ll be giving Baby Bio® Outdoor a try in your garden this Summer?