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To fertilize a potted plant, rather than sprinkle the fertilizer on top, stick your finger about halfway in the soil along the edge of the pot and pour some fertilizer in the hole, then cover it up. The roots will find their way to the plant food, and weeds that might try to grow on the top of the soil will not 'steal' all the nutrients. I use this method with timed-release fertilizer, which is particularly sensitive to sunlight, so it is much more effective when covered.
Apr 19, 2013 6:05 PM CST
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Apr 19, 2013 7:46 PM CST
Apr 19, 2013 8:38 PM CST
|Very good advice, Hetty, and as it happens, I'll be potting up lots of plants in containers tomorrow, so it's also timely advice.|
Apr 20, 2013 10:02 AM CST
| Thanks, Hetty, just what I needed to know!|
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Apr 21, 2013 9:30 AM CST
|I'm getting a box of baggies ready as I am going to a gardening RU next weekend. Only a small group this time but I'm sure to get some "samples". Have camera and baggies, ready to travel.|