“ Brand: Baby Bio / Type: Plant Food „
Lots of plants live in my home and we often have them bought for us from our children and grandchildren as gifts. We like to keep some of them in our conservatory and like to make sure they live for as long as possible so we don't upset our children grandchildren and they know we take good care of the plants. I buy this plant feed because it always feeds our plants well.
It comes housed in a plastic bottle and it is easy to just squeeze the bottle for the liquid to drop from it and you can squeeze the bottle a little harder if you want a lot of drops from the bottle. You can easily get the amount of drops you need without a lot of the liquid flowing from the bottle. I can judge how many drops I need to use each time. The liquid is a dark brown colour and is like a water consistency but slightly thicker.
I just pour some cold water into a small watering can I use for watering my plants and just drop around 5 to 10 drops into it. Really depends on how many plants I am wanting to feed that day as to how many drops I use each time. Sometime I only need to feed a couple of plants and so only use half a can of water and use 5 drops and other times I feed all of the plants and use 10 drops using a full can of water. I do move the can with the water inside just to mix the feed well into the water. It mixes really well indeed and in a couple of seconds.
This feed helps my plants look more alive and the leaves looking a nice colour, I have some with green leaves and some with brown. It just helps the colour look more colourful and helps them to not droop and look half dead. Is a nice feed for plants which also have flowers and buds which haven't quite opened and it just helps the buds on their way to flowering well. It also helps the flowers last longer and not to die so quickly, also helps for brighter coloured flowers which look far better than a dull colour.
This feed also helps dying plants, my sister gave me a plant which was dying and one she didn't want any more in her home, I took it home and fed it with this plant feed and in a couple of days it came back to life again and healthy looking. It has continued to grow well since feeding it with this plant feed. I think it works really well indeed for dying plants and ones which are looking a little droopy. The feed just helps feed the plant after a couple of feeds.
The bottle is 175ml and I bought it for £3 from a garden centre and it doesn't look a large bottle but it does last a very long time because you don't need to use a lot of drops each time so the bottle does last for a long time and worth the price.
I will keep on buying this plant feed, it keeps my plants alive and helps the leaves and flowers remain a nice colour. I recommend it for any plant lovers. My plants look nice around my home and the feed will keep them alive hopefully for many years to come.
I rate it 5 stars.
~Baby Bio Plant Feed ~
This is a low nutrient liquid plant feed and fertiliser which keeps plants healthy. It can be used on house plants as well as garden plants.
~ Why I bought this plant feed ~
Baby bio was recommended to me a while ago by a friend when she saw that I'd bought some new plants to go in the various plant pots that me and my fiancé have in our garden - the other ones that we had died after a couple of weeks :-( so instead of buying new plants over and over again I thought it'd be easier to invest in some feed to keep them healthy and looking pretty!
~ Price ~
I bought my bottle of baby bio from Wilkinson's and paid £2 for the 175ml bottle. It is quite a small bottle but its still really good value.
~ My Opinion ~
I have been using baby bio on my garden plants for around 6 weeks now and they look fabulous. They're all very bright and they look really healthy and some of them have flowered. I wasn't sure if I should continue using it once they'd flowered but I risked it and they still look very healthy and are continuing to grow. The leaves of the plants are all strong so I haven't had any problems with the leaves dying and falling off.
Using the plant feed is very quick and simple and I like that I don't need to do it very often to! I love the droplet dispenser as it avoids any mess and waste. The directions on the back of the bottle are easy to follow and I find them very helpful as without them I wouldn't really know what to do with it! The feed needs to be diluted with water and shaken up then sprayed onto the plants. I focus mainly on the leaves and flowers but I also make sure I cover as much of the plant as I can as well as the soil so that it isn't fed on one side and not the other as I don't want my plants to be an uneven shape!
This doesn't make them grow dramatically or extremely quickly but it keeps them strong & nourished and gives them everything they need to grow so they grow quicker than they grow when I don't use the baby bio. I never used to use baby bio on my plants and it definitely helps, the other plants I had a month or so ago died after about 3 weeks and dried up even though I'd been watering them whereas the ones I have at the minute which I've been using baby bio on still look really lovely and healthy.
The feed doesn't need using very often if you use half a capful each time like I do (diluted with 2 litres of water) and I have been using it once every fortnight like the directions on the bottle advises, which I know doesn't sound very often but it has still made a very noticeable difference. It can also be used each time you water your plants (ie every day) if you use less of the feed. As I said before directions can be found on the back of the bottle so I'm sure that people will pick the method that they prefer.
~ All in All ~
Surprising enough, I'm doing quite well with my house plants this year. I usually end up killing them all by not feeding them properly or forgetting to water them and then I over water them, but so far so good. I do choose plants that are fairly hard to kill such as green leafed ones with no flowers that the garden centre man says are pretty tough but a while ago a friend bought me an orchid and I almost had a mild panic wondering if I could keep it alive for more than a few days. Well, a few weeks on and it is flourishing and I think that's in part to this plant food.
As you can tell, I'm not very green fingered so as this is the only plant food that I really know about its the one I have been using for quite a while now. I always remember my mum and dad having a bottle of it in their house when I was younger, as they still do now and so when I went looking for a bottle of plant feed this was the first and only one I looked for. Given that its only £2 for a bottle in Wilkinsons and that it lasts for such a long time, this is a really economical buy also. Its been called Britains favourite house plant food for over 60 years and I can see why. It's very simple to use and very effective.
Baby Bio is best described as a low nutrient fertiliser and is used on plants to produce greener leaves and vibrant colours. The brown liquid comes in a tiny little bottle but will last for ages as you only need to use a few drops every time you water. The liquid is concentrated and going by the instructions I add 5 drops of this liquid to a pint glass of water and then water my plants regularly. The top of the bottle has a dropper effect to it so it's easy to just add five drops without using too much which is good.
The feed really seems to be working. My green leaved plants look really healthy and are thriving and my orchid so far is doing really well and hasn't lost any of its flowers. I would definitely recommend this plant feed if you're not the best gardener as its a no brainer type of feed.
~A reliable way to keep houseplants well fed!~
Baby Bio is something that I have very often bought and used to help maintain the condition of green house plants and potted flowers around the home. I find that a small bottle of baby Bio will last a long time as I only tend to use the product every now and then in the growing season, so as not to over feed my plants and flowers. I like the fact that the product is easy to dilute with water to give as much or as little of the solution I want to use in order to help keep everything growing nicely. I find that the product gives good results if you follow the mixing guidelines.
~Using baby Bio~
House plants and flowers can very often be rather neglected as we tend to forget that they are living things that need some TLC every now and then and even during those times when we do remember to take a little more care of things we all want a quick and easy option. In my experience Baby Bio is a good quick fix product that can be added to fresh water and used to add a little plant food to a variety of house plants with very little fuss or bother. I find that it is easy to dispense a few drops of Baby Bio into a spray bottle or small jug, mix this with fresh water and have the whole thing ready for application in just a few minutes.
According to the instructions given just 5 to 10 drops of baby Bio are enough to make up a full pint of plant food which would be enough to water and feed a good number of smaller sized plant pots every other week during the plant/ flower growing season. As this is a feed product you don't need to drown you plants with it when applying it correctly in my experience in order to get good results from it. I very often just mix 2 to 3 drops of Baby Bio with 1/2 a pint of water to feed the mix of flowering and non flowering plants I have on the kitchen window ledge and find this is more than enough to keep the plants happy and well fed.
You can mix larger amounts of feed if wanted and this is very easy to do in my experience as just one small cap of Baby Bio will make up 2 whole pints of plant feed. With baby Bio it is so easy to mix up as much or as little as you need without wasting a thing, which I feel is a real bonus. I find that if I follow the principle of feeding plants just once very two weeks when they are either growing or flowering they end up looking nice and green, as well as having a nice amount of flowers without looking over fed or over treated.
I have often used the product to help maintain house plants and found that it works well if used with care and attention. I have also used Baby Bio as a substitute for those small sachets that often come with cut flowers and found that it does a good job of extending the life of cut flowers in most cases (bleaching your vase and rinsing it out prior to use will also help extend the life of cut flowers). I would say that the only down side to Baby Bio when used in this way is that the water colour does change slightly, meaning that it may not look as fresh and clean when poured into clear glass vases. When used in a coloured vase this problem is not an issue in my opinion.
A small sized 175ml bottle of baby Bio will last a good amount of time if bought to feed a small number of house plants in my experience and provides good value for money as far as I am concerned. The most I have ever paid for a bottle of this product is around £2.25 which I feel is good value. I consider that Baby Bio is a reliable plant feed that comes in a compact and easy to store bottle. My rating for the product is 4 stars as I feel it generally works well.
I don't have a garden. I suffer from hay fever, asthma and allergies. These were among the reasons I chose a flat near the top of a high block, where I might not be free of all tree pollens, but at least would be off the grass.
However, despite my best efforts, I am not plantless.
I inherited my grandmother's Aspidistra, which was old even when she had it. I do like flowering cacti and to have some fresh herbs growing on the kitchen window. My mother also persists in giving me strong smelling plants which do smell nice but do have a potential to trigger an asthma attack. if she didn't do exactly the same to my even more allergic dad, I confess I would suspect Evil Intent. Unfortunately, as presents they cannot be allowed to die too fast.
And I do have to keep Nan's Aspidistra alive or things might go all Drag Me to Hell in the bathroom.
As a result of this and a chronic lack of space in what is a small flat and the allergy related impossibility of spending lots of time in garden centres, I went for the plant food Grandad used.
Baby Bio has been a market leader for decades for a reason. It is idiot - and allergy-case - proof. All you have to do to feed your houseplants is unscrew the plastic top and add as many droplets of liquid plant food to the water in your little watering can as are required.
I apply this to the plants and I have not been haunted. The now very, very elderly Aspidistra is still flying high by the bathroom window. Mother's plants of doom get the long, slow death they deserve for trying to off me, but they die from my black thumb rather than not being fed. The herbs don't need much in the way of feeding but do get a pick me up from it on an occasional basis and this does seem to help their productivity, which is what I do care about.
One bottle lasts a long time, as I bought the traditional concentrated food rather than the new-fangled pre-diluted sprays. Grandad would not have approved of the latter.
I bought mine from Homebase, where a 175ml bottle will set you back £2.99. This is great value, as will last you a long time and not let you down, while demanding very little space under the sink in return.
And if it will work for black-thumbed me, it will work for anyone's plants.
May be cross-posted to Ciao.
==Baby Bio Plant Feed==
Now that I have a house I have far more house plants than I used to when we lived in the flat. This is a lovely thing as I do like the look of plants around and about plus I hear the more plants the purer the air will be. The thing is trying to keep all these plants alive as I seem to have a little bit of bad luck when it comes to certain types of plants.
So with this in mind I think it is a must have to own a bottle of Baby Bio in the cupboard. For a bottle of 175 ml I paid a little over the £2 price region but I have had the same bottle for a very long while now as a little bit seems to really stretch a long way. You can pick up this product in lots of different places and I got mine from Morrison's when doing my weekly shop but I have seen it in places like garden centres, B&Q and the like.
To use the product it states on the back of the plastic bottle that you need to mix 5 to 10 drops of the Baby Bio into half a litre or a pint of water or half a capful of the Baby Bio into 1 litre or two pints of water. If you choose to use the drops into a pint of water then this can be done each time you water your plants but if you mix more using the half capful with two pints then this needs doing only once every two weeks.
I try to use the Baby Bio once every couple of weeks if I remember and to be fair it has really seemed to work wonder with the plants I would always have a bit of trouble with. The feeder seems to give strength and nourishment to the plants that perhaps are not in the best light or getting the most from the tap water I normally give them.
It really takes no bother to mix up this Baby Bio into the water that I am going to give to my house plants (its merely a case of remembering to do it regularly). However I can certainly see the benefit from doing it as my house plants have greener and stronger leaves that look far more healthier than they did before I was using this feeder.
For the price you pay and the fact that a bottle really does last a good while I think it is really worth buying and using for the health of your house plants. In my opinion it is a top scoring product which is worthy of a 5 out of 5 star rating and a high recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I have long been a fan of Baby Bio and always tend to have some around the house to feed my house plants and make them more vibrant and bright.
You can purchase Baby Bio at most garden centres and also supermarkets these days. My most recent purchase was from my local garden centre at £3.99 for 175ml, and as you only need 10 drops each times it lasts for around 8 months, so is good overall value.
Baby Bio is a liquid house plant food that comes in a smallish bottle with a red screw top lid and the liquid inside is brown/black in colour and is dispensed using a dropper in the top of the bottle. To use the product you need to add about 5-10 drops of Baby Bio to 1 pint of water, each time you water your plants, this should be done when your plants are growing. I use Baby Bio as stated above and have had great results. I generally use Baby Bio on my Peace Lilies and the leaves always look greener and glossier than when I do not use it and also they tend to flower for longer.
Baby Bio as a brand also does food designed for Herbs and Orchids and loads of other stuff for outdoor and indoor plants.
Overall I would recommend Baby Bio House Plant food as it is easy to use, inexpensive and really does help your house plants stay healthy.
Baby Bio is a firm favourite in my house and I like to care and look after my house plants! I like plants in the house as they make the house smell fresher and I enjoy seeing them. I have various houseplants from Yucca, Peace Lilly and an African Violet.
==Price and availability==
The cost of the little bottle is £3.99. For this you get 175ml but you only need 5-10 drops per pint of water so it does not work out too bad and a bottle will last you at least a year unless you own a garden centre!
==Description and directions==
The bottle is small and bulbous with a red cap that screws off. Underneath is a small hole which allows you to squeeze the liquid out into a watering can or vessel. You need around 5-20 drops to make a pint of liquid. The product is specifically designed for frequent use so you should really use this on a regular basis. I have a small indoor watering can that holds 1.5 Lt and this is more than enough to water all the plants in the house. I always add the maximum 10 drops in order to get the best for the plants.
The baby bio has been used for ages, my mum used it so be default so have I. I consider it a really good product to help house plants as they do not have the luxury of absorbing all the nutrients from soil as they are restricted to the pot. After a while the soil will contain less goodness which could impact on the plants health. I use Baby Bio to fill the gaps and ensure that the plant has everything it needs to grow , look green and flower.
My Peace Lilly has come on in leaps and pounds after I bought it in the reduced corner in Ikea. It really was on its way out but now it is fully green, really tall and has had some lovely white flowers on it. I used Baby Bio with it from first buying the plant for 79p and now it looks fantastic. I completely have Baby Bio to thank for the lush green leaves and I am a firm believer in the product. I will always use it, swear by it and consider it one of the best things you can buy for your plants. It is a convenient little bottle, takes hardly any room up and is easy and quick to use. I fully recommend it.
Baby Bio is an excellent plant feeder that really does produce some very good results on house plants and hanging baskets and it certainly extends the longevity of them and improves the bloom and strength of your plants. The plastic bottle has a screw top lid and a tiny aperture from which the liquid drips from, you apply it to your plants while watering, it is recommended that you add between five to ten drops to a half a litre of water and can be used everytime that you water your plants. You can add a greater quantity but then you would not use it with the same frequency. Personally I have always used it in every water so I only use a small amount each time. I purchased my bottle from B&Q for £1.89 for a 175ml size but that was on a discounted price if I remember correctly.
It is always hard to directly attribute an improved life span and growth to one element alone as many variables come into play with plants but certainly I reckon there is a marked improvement in the actual life of my plants from using this. Plants that are beginning to wilt have often reacted well when I have used this and that alone makes it worth trying.
As you are only using a small amount at a time a bottle lasts a long time, easily a summer in our case and this means that it is really good value for money. I cannot say that we have had any issues with a variety of plants that are in the house and also in hanging baskets and a couple of planters as well and I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality plant feeder.
I've used baby Bio for years and it is fantastic in my opionion for bringing out the best look in your plants, the leaves look greener and the flowers brighter. It is something my grandmother used to use on her plants and I remember her telling me it was her special magic plant food when I was little , so when I got a garden of my own and had the hanging baskets and the planters on the patio I naturally bought this as it is something I have grown up with and know works well for feeding the plants.
I pay £1 per bottle from the poundland shop in my local town and a little 175ml bottle lasts for a long time as you only need ½ capful in 1 litre (2 pints) of water which when transfered to a small watering can will feed all my hanging baskets and planters that I have around the garden with my bedding plants and annuals in.
It is also used for house plants inside and brings out the colour of the plant and revitalises it if the plant has browning leaves or is looking limp and neglected.
This can be used every two weeks but I use it once a month and it still keeps my plants looking nice and colourful. The bottle needs to be kept out of reach of children as it is a chemical bases liquid inside the bottle .
Although it is mostly for house plants I do use it on my hanging baskets but I don't use it on my vegetables as we have to pick and eat these.
All in all this is affordable, brings out the best colour in your flowers and gives the plant a boost if it has been neglected and you have forgotten to water it and it has gone brown and lifeless, you will be surprised at how quickly it revives when it has a drink of Baby Bio.
As we have been in our own home for around two years now we have decorated how we like and over the past two years we have received a number of lovely gifts from people including two plants from my Mum. This is in addition to the two hanging baskets that we installed on our balcony area last year. When we first received our first house plant we looked after it very well and then we had a few holidays and got a little bit slack with looking after them. Then we didn't look after them quite as good as we should have. This meant that both our plants, Geraniums, began to look a little neglected despite this type of plant holding up well in dry conditions.
When we was out for an afternoon I decided to pop in to our local garden centre to look at some bulbs for our hanging baskets (that we hadn't planted and installed at this point despite having under the sink for an age!) and I spotted this baby bio original plant feed. I believe I paid about £3.00 which looks like it is not the cheapest price ever paid for this but overall I was pleased with the 175ml bottle. I just wanted something that was going to help me look after my plants and as I had some hanging baskets already just not filled it seemed like a very sensible idea to buy these to hopefully help my bulbs grow well.
This feeder is very well packaged and is incredibly simple to use. There is a screw top lid and the packaging is quite pretty. The packaging gives directions for use that are simple to understand and act on. I use a spray bottle for administering my water, I mix half a capful of this liquid with 1 litre of tap water and then I give the bottle a shake each time I want to use it. I tend to spray a little liquid on to the leaves and then give a good few squirts to the soil. I try to do this every single day but would say that I probably forgot once or twice a fortnight due to being distracted by work commitments and housework. This liquid is a very dark colour, almost black, and it is easily dispensed when I need it. Overall the packaging is very useful, strong, sturdy and looks inoffensive too.
If you were wanting to make a smaller quantity than 1 litre then you can make half a litre by adding 5-10 drops of this liquid and mixing. Obviously this is still quite a substantial amount but less wastage if you do not have the facility to store it for long periods of time.
The plants that I have used this on have improved vast amounts. We managed to save our Geraniums from dying and also we have been using this on our two window boxes which have several varieties of plants in them including tulips. This feed has worked incredibly well and we will definitely continue to use this again. Coupled with the varying weather we have been having our window boxes have thrived and we have already seen numerous pretty flowers this year, many that have survived far longer than what we saw in the previous year. Now naturally some or most of this good luck could have been because of the weather but I really felt that this feed contributed towards making our plants look amazing and survive well.
This bottle is a 175ml one and the price that I paid seemed very reasonable. I have been incredibly impressed with the results of using this plant feed and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to keep their house plants or window boxes in tip top health. I will continue to use this and will buy another one when my bottle finally runs out!
I inherited a plant when I moved into my office at work. At one point it must have been quite beautiful with vivid green leaves with a purple tint. However when I got it, it was in a sorry state to stay the least. It had outgrown its pot, had brown, wilted leaves and its stem was drooping quite heavily. I didn't hold out much hope for it and considered getting rid of it. However at the last minute I had a change of heart and decided to take it home to repot. At the same time I strapped the stem to a stick to straighten it up and began to give it some general tlc. This included giving it a regular dose of nutrients. Growing up, my Mum always had plants on the windowsill and I remember her feeding them with Baby Bio, so on my next shopping trip I popped a bottle into my basket.
Baby Bio is a liquid that provides additional nutrition for plants ensuring that it receives all the trace minerals required for healthy growth. Its primary ingredients are Nitrogen, Phosphorus Pentoxide and Potassium Oxide. Apart from this there is minimal information on the packaging. The liquid comes in a dark coloured bottle with a red lid. Each bottle contains 175ml of product and is priced at around £2.00. The lid itself is a safety lid, which has to be depressed and twisted at the same time. These are designed to keep children safe but I often struggle with opening these kinds of bottles so in some cases the packaging is adult proof too. I did find it a little tricky to open this bottle but after a few attempts managed to remove the lid.
The liquid is dispensed through a dropper, which is fixed to the top of the bottle, below the lid. To use 5-10 drops should be added to ½ a litre of water every time you water your plant. Alternatively you could mix ½ a capful in 1 litre of water and feed your plant every two weeks. The dropper works well and releases the liquid in a controlled way. Squeezing the bottle forces the liquid out of the dropper faster so if you want to use the second method you're not left filling half a capful drop by drop, which would be quite tedious. The only niggle I have with the dropper is that if some of the liquid dries up on it, it leaves a light powder which then falls out when the lid is next opened., causing a bit of a mess For this reason I always ensure I wipe the dropper down before replacing the lid.
The liquid itself is brown in colour and odourless. I usually add the baby bio to the bottle I am using to water the plant and then pour water over this to mix it up before watering. The manufacturers recommend that this is used when the plant is actively growing. I used this regularly and over the course of a few months I saw a dramatic improvement in my poor, withered plant, more than if I'd just watered it. Within a couple of weeks new shoots started to appear and these grew into large, vibrantly coloured leaves as the weeks progressed.
Several months on, the plant is back in the office and looking healthier than ever. My colleagues often remark on its miracle transformation from a scraggly twig to a beautiful, healthy plant that takes pride of place in our office. I think that re-potting the plant did have a role to play but believe that Baby Bio was key to bringing the plant back to health. I still use this when everytime I water the plant and will continue to do so in the future. Recommended!
I have quite a few house plants, quite a few of them have been bought as gifts for Mother's day or my birthday. There was a time that my plants used to just die because I had just watered them and not used a plant feeder. A few years ago I began to use this feeder just to see if I could keep my plants a while longer because the gifts were more of a sentimental value.
This feeder comes in a plastic bottle which has a screw off top, it has a design on the front which looks kind of like a flower with the name clearly in the middle. The top of the bottle has a little hole at the top where the liquid comes out of the bottle, it also has a kind of grid which can be used to shake the liquid from the bottle if needed. The liquid is a dark brown colour.
It is really easy to use by just adding 5 to 10 drops into half a litre or 1 pint of water, or mix half a capful to in 1 litre or 2 pints of water. It tells me on the back of the bottle that if used by using the drops, that it can be used for every time you water your plants. If used using the capful, it can be used every 2 weeks.
I tend to use this feeder by just dropping the recommended amount of drops into the water. This feeder has worked really well for my plants and helped them to grow and I have a planter which has 4 plants inside, this feeder has helped them so much so that I have had the plant for 3 years, which I am delighted about because it was a Mother's day gift.
Over the past few years I have really taken a lot of interest in gardening and so I have been wanting to learn much better how to feed my plants, both in my garden and inside my home for my house plants. Sometimes I have bought house plants which have been reduced in supermarkets. They have looked a little wilted but look just like they have just needed a little help to revive them a little. I have used this feeder for them just for a month or so and they have grown and flowered really well. I think it is such a shame when plants die because it is only the way we take care of them for how they survive.
The size of the bottle is 175ml and so quite a good sized bottle. The bottle can last such a long time because only a few drops are needed in the water to water the plants. I bought it a while ago but from memory I think it cost around £2 and so quite cheap and affordable for the work it does to feed plants in my opinion.
This feeder has been a life saver for my plants and I have been really happy with how it has fed them really well and helped them to grow stronger and to also flower much better. It helps to give a much healthier plant and to help it survive to also look nice inside the home. My plant leaves have looked a lot greener too since using it. The colours on the plants have also looked more brighter in colour and much healthier looking.
I am really pleased I bought this feeder because I have never looked back since using it. I highly recommend it for anyone who has had plants that have died or have some that need just a little help to grow and look better, also to help them look a nice vibrant colour. Not everyone knows about the feeding which plants need. I myself didn't realise that a feeder of this kind could help so much in the way it works for plants. I had heard about it but not bought it, I just thought it was just a product for using for a keen gardener but I was so wrong. I will continue to buy this feeder and I am learning much more about gardening because I am a novice and I have found the more I learn the more my plants survive around my home and in my garden.
This is a good value feeder and of a good quality and most of all it has worked a treat for my plants. I haven't used it for outdoor plants because I cannot see on the label if it can be used for outdoor plants. I would be very interested to know if I can use it outdoors because I use a different feeder for my garden plants. I have also recently bought a little greenhouse for my garden and am currently growing some plants from seed and bulbs. I am not sure if this feeder would be good to use for those plants and so anyone who does know I would be grateful for any comments so that I can use it for those plants too along side my other feeder I use.
I give this feeder 5 stars.
Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I love plants, problem is I'm useless with them. I tend to over water them, or forget completely. I wonder if my fingers are destined to never be green! Good job I don't have kids! I used to live in a flat with very little natural light, which of course is bad for plants and their photosynthesising. I understood why my plants were dying then, but where I live now, I have everything a plant should need - but they still suffered. That was until I got some plant food to give them a helping hand.
Baby Bio is a plant food product, in liquid form, that you add to water, for when you water your plants. It's not suitable for all plants, but I've been quite liberal when following the instruction on which type of plants to feed, and haven't come a cropper...yet. The liquid is very dark, almost black, and all it takes is a few drops per pint of water. The dilution gives the plants enough nutrition to keep it healthy. It includes seaweed and humus (not the dip for your pitta!) as well as other trace minerals.
I had a pot of 3 money plants, and in about 4 weeks, 2 had died, and the 3rd was was looking ropey. Frustrated as I was, a took a trip to the garden centre and bought a small 175ml bottle, which cost me just around £3. Money plants are tricky, as you're not supposed to water them that much as they like warmer conditions (bit like a cactus), but anyway, I gave it some baby bio and it's been as good as gold! The leaves are bright and juicy looking, and the plant looks and feels strong, with new leaves and shoots sprouting - very happy, and quite in awe of this mystifying food nectar. I tend to use the dilution once a month, and as of yet, not experienced any nasty looking symptoms in my foliage - touch wood.
As you need to use so little, the food lasts a very long time. I bought mine back in September, and it looks like I've hardly used it - to be fair, I only have about 4 plants in the house, so if you have a huge array of plant life to feed, you would use it up quicker, obviously. It goes without saying that the liquid should be kept away from kids and pets. The bottle has a handy security cap, which means you have to push it down, to screw it off - but regardless, it's always best to keep it out of the way, and out of direct sunlight too for that matter.
I would recommend this to anyone looking to give their house plants a boost. It's been recommended that you don't use these outside in the garden - assumedly for the wildlife that could come along and eat the food - this stuff is not good for anyone to ingest! I'm glad I found Baby Bio and will continue to use it forever more, to keep my plants as my pride and joy!
Thanks for reading :)
© MarcoG 2012
I'm quite good at growing plants out in the garden, but when it comes to indoor plants I need all the help I can get. Once whilst staying with a friend (keen and very competent with house plants) I described to her the miserable state of my latest indoor plant and she passed me a bottle of Baby Bio.
The distinctive dark brown bottles of original Baby Bio plant food seem to have been around for ages, I remember seeing it on shelves of many a home since childhood. I was surprised though to discover it has in fact been in production for over 60 years! The little curvy bottles and labelling has remained almost unchanged throughout that time. Bayer, the suppliers of Baby Bio, celebrated its diamond anniversary by denoting £20,000 to charity. So this all warms me to Baby Bio and I think if a product has successfully sold for a long time there is a very good reason for it.
It seems the formula is kept strictly secret, after researching on the internet I can only come away with knowing it contains important trace minerals. Seaweed may well be a part of the recipe but that's just me trying to guess. Anyway the liquid is of a dark brown, reddish colour without odour. It needs to be added to the water for your plants at an approximate rate of 5-10 drops to 500ml. Baby Bio can be used throughout the year and it is recommended you apply to plants every two weeks, especially when they are growing more actively.
Original Baby Bio is widely available in garden centres, supermarkets and online.The price can range between £0.75 and £3.00 for 175ml. As only several drops are required to roughly every pint of water, a bottle can last for a long time depending upon how many house plants you have. There are now other Baby Bio formulas to chose from such as for herbs or orchards.
It is advised to store Baby Bio in a cool place out of direct sunlight. After a while of use and storage when you unscrew the lid the nozzle of the bottle becomes covered with a pale dry crusty residue. Due to this I tend to unscrew the bottle over a sink before adding a few drops to my watering can.
After a few months of using Baby Bio I can honestly say I noticed an improvement in the condition of my house plants. Leaves looked shinier, the plants in general appeared stronger. I've since continued to use it and I'm hoping this year for a second flowering from a Madagascar Jasmine. My friend's recommendation was a good one and I can now also recommend original formula Baby Bio.
Thanks for reading :)
© Lunaria 2012
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