The Bloombux® requires very little maintenance. It is sufficient for the Bloombux® to receive a supply of fertiliser once or twice a year. The best fertiliser for this is an organic slow release fertiliser that releases its nutrients over an appropriately long period of time. The best time for fertilising is in spring between March and April. In special weather conditions or unfavourable site conditions, a second fertilisation in June to August can also make sense. Especially after rainy spring months, a second fertilisation should be considered. Then it can happen that the nutrients have already been washed out of the soil.

 

Fertilising Bloombux® organically

Organic fertilisation has several advantages over mineral fertilisation, and not only for Bloombux®. Although it is not as effective in the short term, it is the more sustainable method in the long term. Fertilising with compost is just as suitable for the Bloombux® as horse manure, horn meal or horn shavings. These types of fertiliser not only have the advantage of a long-lasting effect, but also promote the soil life of your garden. If you do not have access to such natural fertilisers or want to do without animal components in the fertiliser, you can fall back on organic slow-release fertilisers from the trade. These are also safe for children as well as pets and garden animals. You can be generous when spreading the fertiliser over a wide area. Due to its shallow roots, the Bloombux® can absorb nutrients even far away from the trunk. Spread the fertiliser in a radius of about one metre around your plant.

Fertilising Bloombux® with minerals

Mineral fertilisation offers a good opportunity to quickly intervene in the nutrient supply of our garden plants in many areas. While mineral fertilisers are good for short-term intervention, they often do not have the same long-term effect as depot fertilisers or organic fertilisers. This means that blue grain and other mineral fertilisers usually have to be applied much more often than organic fertilisers. This is because stock fertilisation is not possible with conventional, mineral fertilisers. Fertilising with e.g. blue grain can even harm the Bloombux®, because with this fertiliser, especially when applied selectively, local overfertilisation can occur, which often leads to burns on the roots and can thus endanger the whole plant. Therefore, the more pleasant variant with organic fertiliser is recommended for Bloombux® and the environment. The organic fertiliser option is also recommended for a Bloombux® planted in a container. Due to the limited soil, nutrients cannot be stored so well here and fertilising should be done two to three times. You can administer the nutrient bombs in small doses from March to August. You should always apply the mineral fertiliser with sufficient water so that the nutrients can be absorbed.

Fertilising Bloombux® with coffee grounds

Coffee grounds are a daily occurrence in almost every household. They have proven to be an excellent organic fertiliser for Bloombux®. It contains - albeit in small quantities - all the important nutrients, has a slightly acidifying effect on the soil and enriches the soil with humus. Because of the low, organically bound nutrient concentration, you can also apply coffee grounds in addition to other fertilisers without having to reduce their quantity accordingly. A mixture of coffee grounds and horn meal is also highly recommended. Like all organic fertilisers, work the coffee grounds flat into the soil after spreading so that they decompose as quickly as possible. Alternatively, you can also add the coffee grounds directly to the irrigation water. If Bloombux® is planted in a bed, you can regularly use coffee grounds.