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Using Fertilizer in Your Garden

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Fertilizing your garden can seem complicated, but synthetic and organic fertilizers are effective when used properly. This is a guide about using fertilizer in your garden.


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February 2, 20108 found this helpful

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

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February 17, 20170 found this helpful

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 guide about fertilizing made easy.

A gloved hand sprinkling fertilizer in a garden.

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January 29, 20120 found this helpful

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

By Jo-Ann L.

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February 20, 20120 found this helpful

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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August 26, 2010

What do I feed my lilac bush with?

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By Wynne from Broomall, PA

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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

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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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November 12, 2014

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 nanvarrow135 from northern Vic

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