soil - Knowledgebase Question

corona, Ne
Question by shahnazbegu
May 9, 2010
i use miracle grow moisture control soil for tulips and roses. is it right choice? i have another flower plant about 4 years old, i forced to keep inside , but same plant my friends and neibours are keeping outside. when put it outside, it loses it's new growth and as well as heathly green leaf . i water them once every two weeks it grows inside but doesn't look too strong,suppose have flower

Answer from NGA
May 9, 2010


If the plant you're growing indoors is growing outdoors in neighboring gardens, you should be able to plant yours outdoors, too. The problem you've encountered is simply that the plant is used to the lower levels of light indoors and will have to be gradually acclimated to growing outdoors. Here's how to help it along: set it outdoors in a shady spot during the day and take it back indoors if the temperatures will drop below 50F over night. If the temperatures will remain above 50F you can leave it outdoors all night long. In 2-3 days move it into brighter light but not direct sunshine. Give it another 2-3 days in that protected spot and then move it into a spot where it will get an hour of morning sunshine. In a few more days, move it into a spot that gets several hours of morning sun, but shade from hot afternoon sun. If you keep moving it and letting it adjust, it will eventually be able to grow outdoors - just like the plants your friends and neighbors have.

Miracle Gro moisture control is a good potting soil for roses and tulips. Enjoy your garden~!

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