How to grow a lush petunia in the form of a ball: reveal the secrets
Bulky and beautiful, lush petunia in the form of a ball – the dream of many gardeners and countrymen. This beautiful annual flower with a wonderful aroma is very popular, which is not strange. If you grow it in the form of a ball, such a lush and voluminous, then only petunia will be able to beautifully decorate the garden, and the balcony, and the terrace of the house. The most interesting thing is that to form such a bush is no difficulty, however, of course, you need to know a number of important and mandatory rules.
Consequently, many gardeners and summer residents buy petunias at such an age (seedlings with 5-6 leaves). This is the same phase when in petunia it is possible to formally grow actively rising lateral shoots. This is done, of course, with a known pinch method. However, there is one important nuance.
Pinch petunias need not as usual (only the tip of the shoots), but the entire top of the shoots, which is about 3-4 centimeters. This action will ensure the correct formation of strong lateral shoots. Next action: when side shoots are formed and grow up to 10-15-20 centimeters, each of them should pinch in a similar way. This procedure is repeated as needed (shoots). The work will end at a moment when a small petunia forms a lush, beautiful bush as a ball.
Important nuance: ensure that petunias are timely and sufficiently fed, as forming a bush with a ball – the task is not simple for the plant. If you want to grow a strong and beautiful plant that will please you with lush and fragrant bloom, bring in the appropriate petunia fertilizers in a timely manner (you can find in specialized stores). This will look like a magnificent and super-lush petunia at the stage of the “ball” – beautiful and bulk:
You can see in the following images amazing ideas with a petunia in the form of a ball for inspiration