Using Fertilizer in Your Garden


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February 2, 2010

Use Epson salt to perk up your plants and make them lush and healthy. Use a teaspoon per gallon.

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January 29, 2012

Do you add the Epsom salts (1 Tbsp/gallon of water) alone or with your nutrient recipe?

By Jo-Ann L.


February 20, 20121 found this helpful
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Depending on the size of the pot, or area of ground, I just grab a fist full and throw it in then water. I have very tiny hands though so I don't over do it.

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I have been using a nitrogen based fertilizer. I have baby bok choy and Chinese water spinach, both have the same condition. I think it's too much nitrogen. Can this cause the problem of curled distorted leaves? Thanks. I hope to see what others think.


By from northern Vic


August 15, 20180 found this helpful

Usually that is "leaf curl" a disease that is very contagious in plants. First quarantine the plants. There is a product called Daconil that is great for that.

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August 15, 20180 found this helpful

Curled leaves can also be a symptom of uneven watering.

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August 26, 2010

What do I feed my lilac bush with?

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By wtynne from Broomall, PA


August 30, 20100 found this helpful

Lilacs don't like to bloom if you fertilize them. You get all bush and no flowers. Compost or mulch would help truly poor soil and the plant too!

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August 25, 2010

Should you fertilize in the summer when days are over 100 degrees F?

Hardiness Zone: 9a

By john from Yucca Valley, CA


August 26, 20100 found this helpful

I wouldn't. The plants are under enough stress just keeping their roots wet and not drying out.


I typically stop fertilizing around the beginning of August and I'm in a cold weather climate.

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February 17, 2017

Knowing when, what kind, and how much fertilizer to use can seem very confusing. With some research the mystery unravels and you will be able to care for your plants properly. This is a page about fertilizing made easy.

A gloved hand sprinkling fertilizer in a garden.

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