Gardening with Cyan! Pt. 2

Today’s segment: Daisies



Introduction

Daises are incredibly beautiful flowers to look at and especially have in your garden. Another plus for growing your own daisies is a sense of responsibility and love towards them. I don't know about you, but caring for plants makes me feel like a very successful adult. Who wouldn't want that? It's super easy and affordable to manage these lovely daisies. I also love taking pictures with them because they're super aesthetic and adorable! You also have a bunch of colors to choose from: yellow, orange, white, pink, and purple.


Weather conditions


Daises love the sun! Make sure they're placed in a spot where they can be shined on. Give them the spotlight they deserve. If you have a good, sunny location, the maintenance goes down from there. The best time of the year to plant these babies is early spring. This way, the daisies get the sun they need along with a healthy amount of water. It's hard to find sun in Washington but spring helps bring out a bit of sunshine! "I'm gonna soak up the sun… gonna tell everyone to lighten up". If you know, you know.


Soil

These flowers like rich soil that can drain water fast. The best soil to grow for Daises is neutral and slightly acidic. On the pH scale, it should measure from about 6-8. For additional TLC, you could add some sand and or organic matter (organic waste, leaf mold, compost, manure) to REALLY take care of your plant.


Seed planting


If you bought some seeds from the store and starting from scratch, here’s what you need to do next…

  1. Find a location that gets hit with a lot of sun.

  2. Take a seed and push it 1/8 inch into the soil and cover it up.

  3. Make sure the seed has 12 inches of space all around before planting another.

  4. Repeat step 2 until you’ve reached the number of daisies you want.

Planting the root

If you bought a fully-grown daisy because you didn’t want to go through the process of growing it yourself, I got some instructions for you.

  1. Dig about 6-12 inches underground- you can use a ruler to measure. The hole’s diameter should be double the size of the container it came in to leave extra room for the roots.

  2. Place the plant in the hole and fill the space (loosely) with the soil 


Watering Since daisies love water (most plants like a lot of water… sorry cacti) you want to find the bottom/base of the flower and water it there. You can use your own view on how much water your daisy needs. Typically, you want to check the soil content. The soil shouldn’t be drenched and soupy, but it also shouldn’t be dry. Everyday check on your daisies and water them to the point where the solid is moist, not like soup.


Final Product

It’ll take around 90 days for your daisies to fully bloom. When they’re completely developed, the average height of the daisy will be around 3-6 inches tall. The seeds will start to germinate (sprout) after 10-20 days. Keep this process up and you’ll have a wonderfully healthy daisy that will brighten your property with beauty!


Hi everyone! The writer of this blog is Cyan Fuehr. She is currently a freshman at CWU who is planning on majoring in Business administration/marketing and minoring in nutrition + entrepreneurship. Cyan has a huge passion for music, nature, volleyball, working out, and dogs. We hope you have a wonderful day! :)


-5/4/2020- (May the 4th be with you).

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