fertilizer - Knowledgebase Question

monroe, Ne
Question by richiecarol
June 9, 2010
you suggested i use a 5-10-10 fertilizer for my trumpet vines. shopped my local home depot, but the closest labeled fertilizer i saw was a 10-10-10. should i use that or a mircle grow or vigoro general plant food or keep looking??

Answer from NGA
June 9, 2010


A general purpose 10-10-10 is fine. If you use a high nitrogen fertilizer (first number on package), it can cause rampant growth at the expense of flowering. Since that's the major problem, you can use a low nitrogen fertilizer or you can use a bloom booster type fertilizer (this will have a lower first number and higher second and third numbers). Hope this clarifies things for you!

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