Daisies are some of the most popular flowers to grow at home. Their popularity can be attributed to a number of factors, including how easy they are to grow and how attractive they are when they are outside in your garden or inside on your table. There are many, many different varieties of daisies, and each variety has its own unique requirements. Regardless of which variety you choose, ensure that you follow the directions on the seed or consult with a lawn and garden expert.
Most varieties of daisies are perennials, meaning a plant that will live for more than two years, blooming in the spring or summer, dying, then growing again the next season. Some varieties, however, are annuals, meaning that they will die after one year of growth and not re-grow. Most varieties require full sun exposure to grow properly, although you shouldn’t expect the flowers to bloom fully and completely until their second year of growth. Plant your daisies in an area where they can have access to the sun and where they will not be disturbed by traffic.
Before you plant your daisies, you can enrich the soil by adding manure and compost to it. When your seeds are planted, you can add fertilizer as it is growing. You can begin growing your daisies by laying your seeds directly in the ground. Plant your daisies in rich, well-drained soil. Use a hoe or a rake to scratch up your soil before tossing the daisy seeds into it. You should then cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. Keep the area moist until the seeds have germinated. Once your daisies begin to grow, thin out the patch so that there is one plant for every twelve inches of space. Once your flowers establish themselves, you only need to fertilize the soil about once a month. If you use a fertilizer that has a high phosphorous content, your blooms will be big and bright.
During dry spells, be sure to water your daisies, as they are not very tolerant of drought. If you live in a cold climate, you can add mulch around your daisies during the winter to prevent them from dying from the cold. Once they grow, you'll enjoy beautiful flowers in your garden.