The Q&A Archives: Hosta

Question: I have a shade garden with some Hostas(about 3 yrs. old or older)but they are still small. What type of fertilizer should I use? and when do I use it?

Answer: Hostas thrive in rich, moist soils. If yours have not grow as large as expected, it could be that the soil is too dry or too hard. You can enrich the soil around your plants by digging in some organic matter (compost or peat moss) and then by feeding with a general purpose fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20. I use Miracid on my hostas because they like the acidity but you can use any brand locally available. Best wishes with your hostas!

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