Product Type: Baby Bio garden chemicals
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Baby Bio, plant food for the late blooming gardener.
Baby Bio Original Plant Feed
Member Name: springtide
Baby Bio Original Plant Feed
Advantages: Helps keep my pot plants healthy.
Disadvantages: Dont't mistake it for gravy browning!
When I was growing up in Lancashire, I remember my Mum feeding our pot plants with Baby Bio. We didnt know a lot about plants and learnt as we went along. I remember we had an African Violet plant that was almost indestructable. The quirky shaped bottle lived in the back kitchen out of the way of small hands and it's design is still instantly recognisable today.
Then I ran away to sea and lived on a boat for 15 years! not much room for pot plants but we did, and still do, have two cacti that have survived with us. Now we are lucky enough to have an apartment with a terrace on which we have an assortment of plants all in containers and most of them classed as house plants. It is a very windy and sunny little terrace so we go mostly for tougher plants that will take a bit of neglect and not suffer too much if left alone for a few days.
Occasionally, when I remember, I feed them with good old Baby Bio, still in the same fat bottomed bottle with the red ,green and yellow rosette on the front. True, the bottle is now plastic instead of glass and the body is coloured brown ,the same colour as the liquid, but I did recognise it in Morrisons after a gap of over 20 years!
It was like seeing an old friend again! The bottle promises greener leaves and vibrant colours and encourages healthy plants, just what my plants need.
How to Use.
The bottle contains 175ml of" the original plant feed", in a slightly squeezy plastic bottle containing a mixture of minerals like nitrogen and phosphorous. Unscrew the bright red childproof top (instructions on how to open on top) and put 5-10 drops to 1/2 litre (1pint) of water every time you water or 1/2 a capful in 1litre (2pints of water) and feed when the plants are growing actively. Simple!
The safety top is hard enough to get off to discourage small children (it's just taken me three attempts) so it might not be suitable for those who have trouble with sore or weak hands. It is easy to control the amount of drops and I have never overdosed my plants. There is a useful clear strip down each side so that you can see how much is left in the bottle.
I am sure this has helped my poor wind blown plants. They all live in containers so need the extra goodies that Baby Bio gives them and I admire their determination to stay alive. It is very easy to use and I like the bottle even though it looks like a bottle of gravy browning, so all in all I am perfectly happy with Baby Bio and will continue to use it (when I remember!) Its length of use depends on how many plants you have and how often you feed them but I am happy that it is good value for me, definitely give it try even if your pot plants are outside.
5 stars from me.
Available widely in supermarkets and garden Centres.for around 2.25pounds.
Produced by Bayer, for more info visit www.babybio.co.uk
Thank you for reading my review which may also appear on Ciao under splishsplash.
Summary: An excellent plant food, it works so please don't change it!
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