Symptoms and Solutions for Seedlings That Need Fertilizer

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Posted by @Joannabanana on
Sometimes we get so busy watering our seedlings, we forget to fertilize them on a regular schedule. The plants will let you know when they need to be fed by looking sickly.

If you see foliage changing color on seedlings, they may be showing signs that they are hungry. For example, if the underside of a tomato leaf turns burgundy, you need to fertilize.
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Red on the bottom leaves on zonal geraniums are a sign of nitrogen deficiency.
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Pale new growth is a sign of phosphorous or potassium deficiency.
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I like to use a lower concentration of liquid fertilizers such as fish fertilizer as a foliage spray or added to the watering can.
I also recommend fertilizing every 2 weeks to keep your seedlings happy and healthy.


 
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