Fertilizing Transplanted Plants?

I have a ton of transplanted plants and I am wondering what do I do to fertilize them. When? How often? What brand? I dug them up Saturday and planted most of them Sunday and will finish the rest by Wednesday.



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June 8, 20100 found this helpful

What kind of plants do you have?Does your garden already have any fertilizer in it?I always put 10-10-10 fertilizer on the the garden before planting anything,I also put Epsom salts on tomato ,cucs,squash,cabbage plants & flowers ,I found the below online-

How To Fertilize a Garden with Epsom Salts

Garden experts claim that using Epsom salt will result in roses that are more bushy and pepper plants that are bigger. This reasonably priced home product has a magnesium sulfate that adds to chlorophyll fabrication, which, in turn helps plants utilize phosphorus and nitrogen in a better way. Take these easy steps in using Epsom salt in your garden.


Hose it down. Make a solution of Epsom salt for your normal watering every month. This is by liquefying 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt in one gallon of water. You have to give food to sealed plants as well by using this solution through foliar feeding.

Treat the soil. Prior to planting, it is necessary for you to prime the spring soil. This could be done by sprinkling a cup of Epsom Salt for every 100 square feet. Before you seed or plant, your must work this solution into the soil first. Gardeners believe that seeds grow well in a worked soil.

Soak unplanted flower-bearing bushes. This is applicable to rose plants. Submerge new rose bushes in a tub. The Epsom Salt Industry Council also recommends gardeners to bathe bushes that are yet to be planted in a solution with half a cup of Epsom Salt per gallon of water. This will help regenerate its roots. While doing this, you can put a tablespoon of Epsom salt granules to the planting opening.


Fertilize the bushes. You can fertilize each rose bush by placing up to 1/2 cup of granules in the region of every plant before the time of spring and fall. When you see the leaves appear, liquefy 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt per gallon of water for a foliar spray. Do this when the plants are already blooming.

Feed your pepper and tomato plants. You can utilize Epsom salt as a fertilizer to your pepper and tomato plants. Just use granules when you resettle your products. Shower 1 tablespoon around every transplant. This will make your juvenile plants increase their magnesium and sulfur absorption. The National Gardening Association has assessed and proved that applying Epsom salt can be a great home mixture for pepper and tomato plants. The association also said that four testers out of six verified that the Epsom salt has treated pepper plants. Also, the fruits are bigger as compared to plants not treated.


Mist growing plants. Most farmers believe that peppers and tomatoes have better absorption of magnesium with the help of the leaves. Veteran growers suggest spraying a solution of a tablespoon of Epsom Salt 1 gallon of water. This should be done at three stages: first planting, when flowers emerge, and finally at fruits appear. This can help prevent yellowing of leaves later on.

According to studies, Epsom salt is a stirring mineral in nature. It contains two elements namely hydrated magnesium sulfate, that are fundamental to plant growth. These elements take part in intensifying the cell walls and letting the plant to take in the nutrients it requires. Though many gardeners basically throw in a handful of Epsom salts at planting season, most scientists still are not convinced that Epsom salt can treat magnesium scarcity in plants. On the other hand, consumers have different opinions about how effective and ineffective the Epsom salt might be.


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June 8, 20100 found this helpful

I'd let them settle in a week or two first then it depends what they are.
Marg From England.

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June 9, 20100 found this helpful

Start them with something like bone meal, which is high in the nutrient that promotes root growth. Root growth is the most important after transplanting. In fact, you might want to consider cutting back the top growth, because moving them has reduced the roots, and it will be harder for the plant to support all the original top growth. Top growth will take off once the roots are established.

Bone meal can be mixed into the soil at the bottom of the hole as you transplant. Unlike a chemical fertilizer, it is slower to release.

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