Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!
Use Epson salt to perk up your plants and make them lush and healthy. Use a teaspoon per gallon.
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.
Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
Do you add the Epsom salts (1 Tbsp/gallon of water) alone or with your nutrient recipe?
By Jo-Ann L.
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.
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 email@example.com from northern Vic
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.
Curled leaves can also be a symptom of uneven watering.
What do I feed my lilac bush with?
Hardiness Zone: 6a
By wtynne from Broomall, PA
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!
Should you fertilize in the summer when days are over 100 degrees F?
Hardiness Zone: 9a
By john from Yucca Valley, CA
I wouldn't. The plants are under enough stress just keeping their roots wet and not drying out.