All Things Gardening forum: Keeping track of feed time

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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Jul 11, 2012 7:29 AM CST
Do you have a special way that you keep track of when you feed your plants; or your rose bushes? Let's hear your tips.

Do you keep a running inventory of gardening products that you use on a regular basis? I thought I was out of Bayer 3 in 1 Systemic rose and flower food and I stopped at Home Depot last night to replenish my supply. Imagine my surprize this morning when I went to put the new bottle of it in the garage cabinet..There were several other bottles there! I wasn't out at all. How I goofed on this is beyond me..Oh well, I'll take the unused bottle back today and get my money back. I can buy 3 more Pow Wow Berry euchinacea plants with that money. Guess I had better get down there soon to make sure they don't run out. At $4 per plant..that was a bargain.

I have an extra 2012 calendar and I'm going to start writing down when I feed the rose bushes and when I apply Miracle Grow to all the flowers. Will buy a bullentin board to hand up in the garage. I have many clipboards that I can hang up until I can buy the bullentin board. A clipboard will take up less space and be easier to hang so I may skip the bullentin board idea and why not use what I have already?
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jul 12, 2012 4:37 PM CST
That is a really good buy on the Pow Wow.
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Jul 12, 2012 5:09 PM CST
Okay, I know I haven't lost my mind yet. I was about ready to take the new bottle of Bayer 3 in 1 systemic rose and flower food back and I looked at the other bottles of Bayer I had in the cabinet. One is Bayer 3 in 1 Insect, disease and mite control spray. There is a full bottle and one almost empty. I had bought it when my columbines developed mites or leafminer this Spring. The other large container of Bayer Product is the 2 in1 rose and flower food in granules..recommended by the man who does our prunning..so I'm not taking anything back. I just wish they would make the directions in larger print!
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland, MA (Zone 5b)
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herbie43
Jul 16, 2012 4:53 AM CST
i just bought a new laptop computer and it has somethng called "sticky notes" on it. when i clicked onto it a little screen opened up and i was aleto post notes to it. one of he notes is when i fertilizer my tomato plants and my fig tree, all of which are in 10 gallon containers. whenever i turn on the computer the note is staring me right in the face. it's also good for doctors appointments.



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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Jul 16, 2012 5:55 AM CST
Thanks for the useful tip..I am sure a lot of computer software will allow me to do a lot of things, if I was knowledgable and knew how to use what I have already built into my system but I'm unfortunately computer challenged.
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland, MA (Zone 5b)
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herbie43
Jul 16, 2012 6:14 AM CST
if i was computer savy then i would know how in the world that photo of my grand daughter got on here. LOL
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 16, 2012 6:28 AM CST
From your plant list here at ATP, you could make a note in the comment area of when you last fed the plant or when it's due for feeding.

I don't generally feed plants except
- a little granular in the hole at planting time
-a little compost whenever I have a finished batch ready to use.
- I feed annuals in pots
And I generally don't use pesticides, systemic or topical, so that's never an issue! Hilarious!

We did have to treat for bugs this year (termites), and we have a lawn service again that uses the junk, but I don't treat flowers or flower beds with anything. I try my best not to poison the good guys like bees, butterflies, ladybugs, etc. who so frequently visit my flowers.

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jul 16, 2012 8:05 AM CST
Here's some information (and download available) for "Sticky Notes."
http://download.cnet.com/Sticky-Notes/3000-12565_4-10573348....

It looks kind of cool.
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