Organized Clutter
Organized Clutter
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Fertilizer Tips & Tricks That Work For Me.


With a 3 to 3 1/2 month growing season here in northern Minnesota, I have to help my blooms with a little fertilizer. This is what has worked consistently for me.
1.  Planting:  When planting new annuals and perennials, put a scoop full of timed release fertilizer into each planting hole.
1. Planting: When planting new annuals and perennials, put a scoop full of timed release fertilizer into each planting hole.
2. Container Gardens:  Use 1/2 scoop of fertilizer to two gallons of water for container gardens every time you water.  Remember it most of the water you pour in runs through.
2. Container Gardens: Use 1/2 scoop of fertilizer to two gallons of water for container gardens every time you water. Remember it most of the water you pour in runs through.
3. Garden Beds:  Water down your flower beds before fertilizer (better yet fertilize after a rain)
3. Garden Beds: Water down your flower beds before fertilizer (better yet fertilize after a rain)
Mix one scoop full of fertilizer to two gallons of water.
Mix one scoop full of fertilizer to two gallons of water.
Now water each annual individually.  Since the bed was already watered, just pour a small amount directly at the base of each plant.
Now water each annual individually. Since the bed was already watered, just pour a small amount directly at the base of each plant.
I fertilize my garden beds like this every week, and for me these tips work!
I fertilize my garden beds like this every week, and for me these tips work!
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  • Marcia
    on Jun 1, 2015

    My dogs, especially my beagle, love organic fertilizers . they will dig up any fertilized that way. I swear by Osmocote. Plants don't care where that N2 ion comes from. marcia

  • Valerie
    on Jan 27, 2016

    You have such a beautiful garden! I agree about using fertiliser often - I personally make my own, simply because I have everything I need readily available. My favourite is sea weed fertiliser. I am lucky enough to have the beach a ten minute walk from my home. I also use my own versions of banana peel tea, and worm castings tea. Your plants are flourishing, just goes to show how our efforts are rewarded in our gardens - and often, very quickly!

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