Geraniums are not too expensive, so buying new plants in the spring is not a huge financial sacrifice. However, overwintering geraniums brings a great sense of success, especially if the original plant used to belong to a favorite family member or evokes cherished memories.
If this year you want your geraniums to be three times more beautiful and have much more flowers, follow the steps below.
Never plant geraniums in a small pot. A long balcony pot is the best solution. Once you have transplanted it after purchasing, provide plenty of water and never allow it to sit in full sunshine for a whole day, because it will burn. A shadowy spot is not ideal for geraniums either. The best choice is a place where they are exposed to sunlight for half of the day and are in shade for the rest of the day.
Few know it, but the geraniums should only be watered when the soil dries out completely. The best time for watering is at dawn, before sunrise. Make sure to add nutrients twice a month, preferably mixed in water.
3. Dry flowers
Remove dry flowers to ensure the growth of new ones. Cut the shoots back once in a month beginning with June. Follow the principle that the plants should rather be smaller but have more flowers than grow into a large bald bush.