If you take out the newly purchased fertilizer, then you can’t wait to pour it directly into the pot, looking forward to improving the growth of the plants. Then look at the instructions on the back of the bottle, which says that it will be added to plants after being diluted 100 times. If the fertilizer is solid, we can fish it out by hand. What if it is liquid? Do you watch the plants wither?
To add nutrients to plants, you must first read the product instructions carefully! Almost all fertilizers need to be diluted before they can be used. The roots of the plants we grow are very delicate and fragile. After we dilute according to the instructions, we should dilute the fertilizer concentration to 50% to 70% of the instructions. The key to fertilization is that it is better to add less than more, and it is better not to add more. Wrong or excessive addition brings devastating blow to plants. After making similar mistakes, don’t panic, first measure the pH and temperature of the soil. If the change is not significant, it is recommended to water more in a dark and low temperature environment (to slow down the process of respiration and metabolism of plants). Rinse the soil slowly, then blow more air to the plants to let the excess water evaporate.
If you are sure that the additive dosage is too high and will cause the plant to die. We are about to begin to implement first aid to plants-washing plants. Many experienced growers will wash the plants two weeks before harvesting to remove pesticide residues and maintain the original flavor and taste of the plants. During the process, we must protect the roots of the plants, and try not to let them be damaged by temperature changes, osmotic pressure changes, and collisions and scratches.
Step A. Suitable for small flower pots with no holes at the bottom
First determine the quality of the stems. If we dump the plants and the stems will break, we first insert a few long wooden sticks in the soil, and tie the sticks and the stems together with rope to ensure the stability of the stems. If necessary, you can fix the sticks, flower pots, and stems together to ensure the safety of the plants.
Find a sink where the plants can lie and fill it with clean water.
Tilt the plant sideways and let the plant lie on it.
Observe the color of the liquid flowing out of the pot until it is colorless before removing the plant. If necessary, you can change the water again.
Step B. Suitable for flower pots with holes at the bottom
Put the plants in the pool, and then slowly water the plants and observe the color of the liquid flowing out of the flowerpot.
Slowly turn the flowerpot to ensure even washing.
Repeat this process until the liquid flowing out is transparent and colorless.
Step C. Suitable for large flower pots with no holes at the bottom
Try to drill holes in the bottom of the flowerpot. Use a screwdriver or nail to add a hammer. Don’t use an electric drill. You can twist the roots accidentally.
If there is no way to make a hole and the flowerpot is too big, take out the plant. Try to destroy the flowerpot and use a hammer to make a crack in the flowerpot to make the flowerpot split. Hold the plant and flower soil during the process to prevent the plant from breaking the stem. Also be careful not to scratch your eyes and skin or hit your feet with broken flower pots.
If the flowerpot cannot be smashed, use a flat spatula to scrape down the inner wall of the flowerpot to separate the flower soil from the flowerpot. Pay attention to the slowness. When scraping to the depths, first feel for roots. It hurts the root (it is the same reason to protect the crotch with male compatriots). Then take out all the flower soil. Someone needs to hold the plant and the shallow flower soil, and another person holds the deep flower soil.
Put this large piece of flower soil into the pool and rinse very slowly, trying to keep the structure of the flower soil intact. The flower soil will become very wet and sticky, you can try to use paper shells or boards to maintain the structure.
Then observe the color of the flowing away liquid, and stop when it is colorless and transparent.
Put this big muddy mud into the flowerpot, you can put a board on the bottom and then put it in the flowerpot. Be careful not to let the plant slip out of your hands throughout the process.
Step D, after washing the plants
Add proper amount of flower soil to keep the structure intact.
Use rope and sticks to secure the plants.
Bring the plants to a gentle, warm, dry, and ventilated environment and let the plants take a breath for more than 12 hours.
Adjust the pH of the soil. After the plants are washed, the minerals in the soil will decrease sharply. We need to add the diluted slaked lime solution to the flower pot several times, slowly and evenly, and measure the PH value of the soil frequently. , Keep it around 7. PH adjusting reagents can also be used.
Give the plants a week to adjust the temperature, humidity, and light to 75% of normal. Life and death depend on these few days.
Prune dead branches and leaves.
After feeling that the plant has begun to turn green and the stems become plump, we can be sure that the plant has basically eased up. Gradually return to the normal growth environment.
If you have tried the above methods and still fail to save the plants, you can accept it calmly, chop up the withered plants, and burn them in large iron buckets if possible. Then buried in no one’s place. Keep the tail clean and don’t leave yourself a hidden danger.
Mistakes are inevitable, and no one is born with everything. Just like the journey of life, sum up experience, learn lessons, and then continue on the journey.