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The cornflower

When to water cornflower

Cornflower is a plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family and is an annual with a straight stem and long leaves. Its flower is blue with thin petals. As for the watering of this plant it is good to consider the type of soil and the area in which you want to grow the cornflower. To make it grow in the best way, the earth must not be dry, but not too humid either; therefore it is good to pay attention, for example, to its exposure to bad weather. However, it is recommended to water it three times a week as the soil must remain moist. In summer, however, increase watering especially if the place where the cornflower lives is a very hot and dry area. Also be careful not to be excessive in the water supply and prefer a draining soil.

Grow and care for the cornflower


Cornflower cultivation is usually done using seed, for both annuals and perennials. Cornflower can be kept in the garden or in pots. It produces very pleasant fragrant and colored bushes, but if placed in pots it will be necessary to arrange shards or gravel on the bottom of the same in order to facilitate the drainage of water. Afterwards, fill with nutrient-rich soil and compost and sow without problems in spring or summer, thanks to the adaptability that this type of plant possesses. Its splendid flowers can also be admired in autumn, but for better flowering it is best to sow in seedbeds to be kept covered in winter; the seedlings are then planted in spring. Cornflower maintenance is not binding,

Fertilize the cornflower


The cornflower wants a temperate climate, so much so that in certain areas favorable to it it grows spontaneously. It is true that it likes the sun, but it does not tolerate excessive heat and even dry soil. It adapts to cold as well as hot areas, and is also good in sandy soils that have a certain water runoff. Fertilization is also carried out for the flower beds in the gardens, renewing the fertilization monthly. The best fertilizer for cornflower is that for flowers, to be mixed with water for watering, every twenty days. Also use simple soil as long as there is the right drainage in order to avoid an excess of stagnant water that is very dangerous for the plant. Cornflower is not a pretentious plant with a thousand needs, but it is also spontaneous and naturally versatile.

The cornflower: exposure and diseases


Cornflower usually likes to stay in the sun, but there are varieties that don’t even fear the cold. However, it is always recommended to keep this plant in the home knowing the species you want to cultivate. Indeed, the pretty blue flowers of the cornflower require sunny, but not hot, days; even if the exaggeratedly rigid temperatures increase the probability of desiccation. Thus, a net will be enough to protect the plant from the cold. The cornflower is not even attacked insistently by insects or pests, as aphids could be, but diseases caused by fungi can arise if the soil is not well drained. Consequently, it is advisable to always check that stagnation does not form and try to facilitate the flow of water. At the end,

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