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Key Period For Flower Management: Grain Buds

May 21, 2019

In China, 24 solar terms have played a very important role in the development of agricultural production since ancient times.

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain Buds, the 8th solar term of a year, begins on May 21 this year, and ends on June 5. It means that the seeds from the grain are becoming full but are not ripe.

This is the key period for flower management.

This time is a good period of the quick growth of flowers. It is also a season when plant diseases and pests are at an all-time high, which makes growing flowers even more critical.

Flower trimming and clipping is important. And a systematic fertilized water system should be carried out. Flowers need a lot of water and extra care to ensure the plants remain healthy. Weeding should be done as they grow quickly and have to be extirpated in order to keep the soil loose and from competing with the flowers for nutrients.