Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:24
Give them a sprinkling of FB&B and keep them well watered in dry spells. When the leaves die down give them a good mulch of well rotted farmyard manure (around not over the top). That should perk them up - plants flower to reproduce themselves and maintain the species etc - quite often if they're stressed a bit they'll send up a flower spike in case they're not going to survive.
So for plants that we grow for their foliage (rhubarb, lettuce, chard, cabbage etc) they need to be grown fairly soft in rich soil.
Plants that we grow for their flowers or fruit need to be grown just a bit 'harder'