It was way back, but I still remember how excited I was 2006 when my trials with plant food had finally paid off. I was trying to develop a high potash plant food that could produce professional results for home gardeners. I’d been working with Dr. Arnold Rainbow, possibly the leading garden scientists in the UK, and the results I’d achieved with the latest formulation were spectacular.
That’s when I decided to take a huge gamble, make and pack it, and sell it on QVC. I called it Richard Jackson‘s Flower Power and launched it in 2007. Much to my delight, gardeners around the country began sending me pictures of their fabulous Flower Power-fed plants and ever since then, I’ve shown these pictures and told the stories of these wonderful plants grown by QVC gardeners around the country.
Flower Power was formulated from professional plant foods used by top growers, and recently a number of professional growers have decided to ditch their usual plant foods and begun to use Flower Power instead. I’m very proud that they’ve had fantastic results, winning over 50 gold medals and first prizes at major flower shows in the past three years for everything including begonias, roses, geraniums, sweet peas, tomatoes and many other vegetables.
I can’t quite believe it’s 10 years since we launched Flower Power! To celebrate this, and all the gold medals that Flower Power plants have won, we’ve produced a limited edition gold 10th anniversary 2.4 kg tub which, I believe, is the best value Flower Power we’ve ever offered. It’s Today’s Special Value this Sunday (19th Feb) and I’m really looking forward to showing everyone new photos of some of the wonderful plants it produced last year.
It’s a very easy plant food to use; simply dissolve the granules in water, and water your plants with the special nutrients. To get top results, here’s a few tips to get the very best from it:
- Feed your plants once every two weeks from March to May. The extra high levels of potash in Flower Power will help strengthen the early growth and develop the flowering potential.
- From June to September, do what the professionals do, and feed nutrient hungry plants (like summer bedding) twice a week with Flower Power.
- For top yields with greenhouse tomatoes, trials have shown that feeding with Flower Power three times a week (once the first truss has set) can help double the crop compared with feeding plants with an ordinary plant food.
- Being a professional feed, Flower Power is more concentrated than ordinary plant foods so you only need to add 5ml (1 scoop or level teaspoon) per gallon /4.5l of water.
- Flower Power can be used as a foliar feed, but for best results, I prefer to water it onto the soil or compost around the roots of the plants.
It’s as easy as that to get the best from my plant feed. And who knows, this could be the year that you hit gold with Flower Power. If so, please let me know. I’d love to show your pictures on air!