Welcome to the final update on my Baby Bio® Big Boost Challenge.
This little project has been going for almost four months now, and during that time I’ve really enjoyed watching the effects of using Baby Bio Outdoor® Flowers & Shrubs on my plants.
Baby Bio® Outdoor 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.
The idea behind the Big Boost Challenge is to plant two identical containers, then feed one of them every two weeks with Baby Bio Outdoor® Flowers & Shrubs, and just water the other one. 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.
With results like this, I was intrigued to see if Baby Bio Outdoor® would live up to it’s promises.
I started the Big Boost Challenge in May, when I planted up two identical containers with Summer-flowering plants. Since then I’ve been watering one container with just water, and the other one with Baby Bio Outdoor® Flowers & Shrubs every two weeks. The bottle comes with a handy measuring cup cap, so it’s really easy to add to your watering can, then water as normal.
At the start of the challenge
As you can see, there were two identical containers, planted with the same assortment of plants in the same sizes. Throughout the challenge, other than feeding one container, I treated them both the same to keep things as fair as possible. They were both dead-headed and watered at the same intervals, and placed side-by-side in the same weather conditions.
After 1 week
There wasn’t much difference between the containers at this stage, as both were still benefiting from the nutrients in the fresh compost. However, the leaves on the plants in the ‘Fed’ container were looking more green and vibrant, and the plants were already a little bigger too.
After 4 weeks
At this point we should be seeing up to 20% bigger plants in the ‘Fed’ container, and the difference in growth was obvious. The fed plants were bigger, with greener leaves and lots more flowers.
After 8 weeks
By now we should be seeing up to 70% more flowers on the plants that have been fed, and there were certainly more blooms on my ‘Fed’ container. The fed plants also continued to be significantly bigger, tumbling over the sides of their container much more and generally looking like they were really thriving.
After 12 weeks
For me, this was the point in the challenge where the difference between the containers became the most obvious. The ‘Not Fed’ container looked quite exhausted, while the ‘Fed’ one was still going strong, with many more flowers and much healthier-looking plants. At this stage in the challenge, we should be seeing longer-lasting blooms on the plants that have been fed with Baby Bio® Outdoor Flowers & Shrubs; as you can see from the picture, it wasn’t just the flowers that were benefiting.
Having spent the last four months showing you comparison photos of these two containers, I thought it would be nice to show you some pictures of the ‘fed’ plants up close. Doing this allows you to really see in detail just how good they looked while being fed with Baby Bio® Outdoor Flowers & Shrubs.
It has been such a joy to have these plants thriving on my patio all summer long; and the ‘fed’ container is still blooming away now that Autumn is making it’s way into the garden.
So what’s my verdict on using Baby Bio Outdoor® Flowers & Shrubs? Well it obviously works! It has delivered on it’s promises at each Big Boost Challenge milestone, and it’s been really easy to use too.
I’ve tended to neglect feeding my plants in the past, because working out which feed to use for which plant has always been a bit too confusing. Baby Bio Outdoor® Flowers & Shrubs takes all the guesswork out of it for you, because you can feed all your plants in one go. I would recommend setting yourself a diary reminder to feed your plants; life is hectic, and it’s easy to lose track, but this one minute job will really help you to get the timings right. It really isn’t hard to add the liquid feed to your watering can once a fortnight, and as you can see from my pictures it’s well worth it.
I’m using the other product in the Baby Bio Outdoor range, Baby Bio® Outdoor Fruit & Veg, at my allotment this year. 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.
Have you tried Baby Bio® Outdoor in your garden yet? If you have, I’d love to hear what effect it has had on your plants – and if not, will you be giving it a try now you’ve seen what a difference it can make?