This set of forums is an archive of our old CGI-Based forum platform (UBB.Classic) that was never imported to our current forum (UBB.threads); as such, no new postings or registrations are allowed here.

Please instead direct all questions and postings to the our current forum here.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Fertilize? #96185
March 18th, 2007 at 04:06 PM
March 18th, 2007 at 04:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Page, ND
ND farm girl Offline OP
Member
ND farm girl  Offline OP
Member

Joined: Aug 2006
Page, ND
My seedlings - when do I fertilize and with what/how?

I have been putting them in bigger pots/cups with pot mix - the other day my husband picked me up some more, but he bought a different kind and it had fertilizer in that one.


PattyM
Re: Fertilize? #96186
March 18th, 2007 at 04:09 PM
March 18th, 2007 at 04:09 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Staten Island, NYC
badplanter Offline
Member
badplanter  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2006
Staten Island, NYC
I fertilized mine with a very diluted miracle-grow solution the other day.. it actually seemed to do worse for the plants, then better.. Duh [ there's a topic in this forum about my damping off of my sprouts.. it's mentioned there]
Good luck, though thumbup

Re: Fertilize? #96187
March 18th, 2007 at 04:44 PM
March 18th, 2007 at 04:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Baton Rouge, LA
S
swapguy Offline
Member
swapguy  Offline
Member
S

Joined: Mar 2007
Baton Rouge, LA
I have never like fert. potting soil because I prefer to control the ferts myself. My friend uses the Miracle Grow potting soil and is please with it but he doesn't have time to fert.

Re: Fertilize? #96188
March 19th, 2007 at 09:01 AM
March 19th, 2007 at 09:01 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Illinois
patches1414 Offline
Member
patches1414  Offline
Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Illinois
Actually, I'm really not a seed person, but I really like using the Pro-Mix for whatever seeds I do try to plant :rolleyes: and they have done very well. thumbup I used Pro-Mix when I did my Blue River II Hibiscus seeds and the success rate was wonderful!!! clp


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
"Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart, and bless me, my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus' name. Amen!"
Re: Fertilize? #96189
March 19th, 2007 at 11:11 AM
March 19th, 2007 at 11:11 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
East Coast
Longy Offline
Member
Longy  Offline
Member

Joined: Sep 2004
East Coast
To fertilise seedlings, use worm juice, or a liquid fert at a maximum of half the recommended strength. Less strength more often is the go. Like 1/4 strength weekly.


[Linked Image]
The secret is the soil.
Re: Fertilize? #96190
March 19th, 2007 at 12:25 PM
March 19th, 2007 at 12:25 PM
Joined: Apr 2003
N.Y.
weezie13 Offline
Compost Queen!
weezie13  Offline
Compost Queen!

Joined: Apr 2003
N.Y.
And FISH EMULSION is a great organic fertilizer... thumbup )

For me, and my own fertilizering, is almost nothing with the liquid... other than transplanting time *to reduce transplant shock*
and once or twice after that for the plant to feed it's self while the roots are re~rooting..
so it can feed still until established..
(and I do a foliar feed of the leaves)


Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
Re: Fertilize? #96191
March 19th, 2007 at 10:57 PM
March 19th, 2007 at 10:57 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Illinois
patches1414 Offline
Member
patches1414  Offline
Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Illinois
Weezie, I do use Miracle Gro "Quick Start" wink whenever I'm planting new bushes, shrubs, or even some perennials, wink but I just wet the soil in the planting hole and never put it on the plant itself. frown


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
"Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart, and bless me, my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus' name. Amen!"
Re: Fertilize? #96192
March 19th, 2007 at 11:46 PM
March 19th, 2007 at 11:46 PM
Joined: Apr 2003
N.Y.
weezie13 Offline
Compost Queen!
weezie13  Offline
Compost Queen!

Joined: Apr 2003
N.Y.
It is ok to do the leaves,
it's called a foliar feed..
The plant will take up nutrition thru it's leaves,
especially when it's roots are disturbed..
*the poor guy/girl has to feed it's self somehow*

But never do a foliar feed in the hot sun..
It should only be done in the early morning hours,
or evening time *say around dinner, you don't want the plant to
go to bed with wet feet/leaves really either*

But doing it in the hole is good too,
then where ever the roots are, they might be
able to grab some right at the time of planting..


Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
Re: Fertilize? #96193
March 20th, 2007 at 04:34 AM
March 20th, 2007 at 04:34 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Illinois
patches1414 Offline
Member
patches1414  Offline
Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Illinois
Weezie, a friend had picked up this bottle of Miracle Gro "Quick Start" for me because she knew I needed some. :rolleyes: Actually, I had always used Ferti-lome Root Stimulator because it was recommended many years ago by the man at the nursery where I bought all my trees, shrubs and bushes. Duh but I remember he told me to water the dirt in the hole with it so the roots would grow out to get at the stuff. Well, it made sense to me, wink and I guess I've always done it that way because everything I planted lived and thrived. smile I figure if it ain't broke, don't fix it! frown


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
"Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart, and bless me, my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus' name. Amen!"

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.0
(Release build 20190122)
PHP: 7.2.24 Page Time: 0.014s Queries: 13 (0.004s) Memory: 0.7872 MB (Peak: 0.9350 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-01-19 04:34:42 UTC