Just before sunset today I walked around the garden and shot all the hibiscuses that were in bloom. I have been planting different varieties of hibiscus at my place down here for almost 2 decades. Here are some of them:
According to my cousin who is an expert horticulturalist down here in South Africa, that stalk is the plant's flower. He says the plant only flowers once every 20 years and then dies shortly afterward.
I just planted a bed of mixed lettuce and made the other beds ready for the tomato plants to put in when the weather gets warmer. May also plant swiss chard.
I grew swiss chard in containers last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Grows really easily and you can either continually harvest smaller leaves with reseeding every so often, or let them get big and harvest less frequently. My few pots produced plenty and were easy to care for. I highly recommend chard!
Those numbers are the N-P-K ratio representing the Nitrogen(N) - Phosphorus(P) - Potassium(K) content in the bag/container. Each number represents a % of the total weight of the bag. So a 100lb bag with NPK of 5-3-4 contains 5% Nitrogen, 3% Phosphorus and 4% Potassium, or 5lb of N, 3lbs of P and 4lbs of K. The total weight of NPK in this bag would then be 12lbs with 88 lbs of filler.Is there a particular version(?) of fertilizer that you're supposed to use? I see numbers on the bags like 38-0-0 and whatnot. Any real difference?