I’ve been having so much fun this week with my latest gardening project!
I’m working with Baby Bio to take their Big Boost Challenge in my garden this Summer. The Big Boost Challenge is all about using the Baby Bio outdoor range to show just what a difference the right plant food can make to your plants’ size, health and number of flowers.
There are two products in the Baby Bio Outdoor range. Baby Bio® Outdoor for Flowers & Shrubs is tailored to the needs of flowering plants and shrubs, giving you up to 70% more flowers compared with not feeding. Baby Bio® Outdoor for Fruit & Veg is tailored to the needs of fruit and vegetable plants, giving you up to 35% more produce compared to using a standard fertiliser. Both products aim to support healthy, balanced growth, resulting in larger, brighter flowers or bigger crops.
So what does taking the Big Boost Challenge involve? Well, the idea is that you plant two identical containers, feed one of them every two weeks with Baby Bio Outdoor plant food, and just water the other one. It shouldn’t be long before you start to see a pretty big 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.
Now that’s a pretty big difference, isn’t it?
To start my own Big Boost Challenge, I’ve planted up two new containers.
I’ve done it just as I normally would, using standard multipurpose compost and adding crocks to the base to aid drainage.
Once the containers were planted up, I watered one of them 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 put a plant marker in the pot that is being fed, to make sure I don’t get them mixed up!
Here are the finished containers – what do you think?
I’m really pleased with them; I love the way the purple tones work with the slate containers, and the hints of pale pink and white give the whole thing a little lift here and there. If you’re interested in knowing which plants I used, here’s a diagram of what’s what.
So what happens next? I’ll water both containers with just water whenever they need it, and every two weeks I’ll feed the Baby Bio one with Baby Bio Outdoor for Flowers & Shrubs. And I’ll be giving you a regular update at each milestone, so we can compare both containers as the challenge progresses. I can’t wait to see what happens!
Will you be using Baby Bio Outdoor to make a difference in your garden this Summer?