MY Blooms

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MY Blooms

Post by saqib » February 3rd, 2012, 4:51 pm

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Re: MY Blooms

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » February 4th, 2012, 9:54 am

Saqib,
Fantastic; that is how I wish to grow my Chrysanthemums.
Please give us in Detail all the steps required to achieve this result.
Starting from planting of suckers (in ground or individual pots), Soil of containers, Tip pruning (how often & how long), Fertilisation (initial and subsequent) NPK ratio and quantity, how much sun, watering etc.

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Re: MY Blooms

Post by zeeshanuddin » February 4th, 2012, 4:33 pm

Amazing....... reflects a lot of hard work.
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Re: MY Blooms

Post by aykhan » February 5th, 2012, 9:46 am

love it :)

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Re: MY Blooms

Post by Izhar » February 6th, 2012, 10:32 am

I would like to mention what worked best for my mums:

1) Semi shade during summers
2) No fertilizing and lots of watering entire summers
3) Susceptible to mealy bugs so a fortnightly spray is must
4) Pinching makes a difference, makes plants bushy and manageable
5) Now comes the July, divide the suckers and take cuttings
6) Use DAP in small quantity
7) Pinch more as the shoots grow fast now
8) Buds will be appearing by mid or late October, so in early October stop DAP and start NPK (a balanced one or the one with more Potash "K")
9) Stop pinching
10) Taller varieties need support its a MUST! for good blooms
11) The plants should never be allowed to wave in the wind, protect from winds

One thing is that mums are not particular about soil mix and thrive in most, so do not put effort in it.

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Re: MY Blooms

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » February 7th, 2012, 9:46 am

That is the general idea, how did Saqib manage it?
I would like a compact bush requiring NO support.

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Re: MY Blooms

Post by Izhar » February 7th, 2012, 10:00 am

Sir, in my opinion these beautiful compact plants are result of pinching as I dont know if anyone here use growth retardants..

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Re: MY Blooms

Post by saqib » February 7th, 2012, 11:28 am

Thanks for the appreciation
all the above simple rules mention by izhar was applied there was nothing fancy and hard work involved , nature was generous enough to take good care
I have grown the sukers in ground in a shady area where they receive only the early morning sun , no fertilizer was applied during summer ,pinching and pruning was a routine, in sept they were transplanted in large pots filled with mixture of bhal and manure pinching was stopped in oct and pots were placed at roof top to get every available ray of sunlight small amount of locally available urea and dap was applied at this stage , to make them look bit compact i have removed many buds with their stems and stakes are also there to support stems but could not be seen in these pics

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Re: MY Blooms

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » February 9th, 2012, 8:41 am

I wish it was that simple, CONGRATULATIONS.

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Re: MY Blooms

Post by saqib » October 11th, 2012, 10:17 pm

pics from last spring
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