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Feeding my pots?

posted by: baxb on 08.21.2011 at 04:43 pm in Balcony Gardening Forum

Many if not all fertiliser feeds that you dilute, say to avoid touching the foliage when feeding. But in my container garden, this can be very difficult to limited space.
Last year i made a awful mistake when i fed a big pot of blooming dahlia, i poured all over the plants and next day it drooped, day after went black, next i was left with horrible sticks that faded to nothing. This all happened in one week.
Since then i have tried to buy food that does not instructs you to avoid foliage. By this, there is only pills which does not have much affect.
So now i have resorted to buy a feed that needs diluting. But please can be you advise me how to exactly feed the plants without burning them or damaging them. I always ensure that mixture is correcty measured. And i have tried to only pour liquid into corners with just soil. But does this actually mean the plants are being fed or am i just feeding that bit of soil?
Also, if i use a higher water mixture, can i use this in a hand pump mister spray for my indoor plants?
Its all a learning curve for me!

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clipped on: 08.21.2011 at 04:44 pm    last updated on: 08.21.2011 at 04:45 pm

avoiding folaige with food

posted by: baxb on 08.21.2011 at 04:43 pm in Container Gardening Forum

Many if not all fertiliser feeds that you dilute, say to avoid touching the foliage when feeding. But in my container garden, this can be very difficult to limited space.
Last year i made a awful mistake when i fed a big pot of blooming dahlia, i poured all over the plants and next day it drooped, day after went black, next i was left with horrible sticks that faded to nothing. This all happened in one week.
Since then i have tried to buy food that does not instructs you to avoid foliage. By this, there is only pills which does not have much affect.
So now i have resorted to buy a feed that needs diluting. But please can be you advise me how to exactly feed the plants without burning them or damaging them. I always ensure that mixture is correcty measured. And i have tried to only pour liquid into corners with just soil. But does this actually mean the plants are being fed or am i just feeding that bit of soil?
Also, if i use a higher water mixture, can i use this in a hand pump mister spray for my indoor plants?
Its all a learning curve for me!

NOTES:

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clipped on: 08.21.2011 at 04:44 pm    last updated on: 08.21.2011 at 04:44 pm