Coleus forum: How Do You Fertilize Your Coleus?

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jul 24, 2013 10:51 PM CST
Coleus fanatics:

Do you use liquid fert. or time released fert.? (organic or otherwise)

I finally potted up my 'Tapestry' Coleus I got this Spring in a container and I was just wondering.

I don't always have Coleus here every year and I wanted to know from the fanatics how they do it. Smiling

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I didn't know and/or think there was any thread regarding this, but forgive me if there was/is. Angel
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 25, 2013 5:43 AM CST

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I use osmocote slow release in all my containers.. when they are inside I was using the spray & grow fert.. or compost tea
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jul 25, 2013 10:22 PM CST
Thanks Allison! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

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Could I add osmocote on top of the soil, since it's already potted up?

Or, since they are all in containers on the front porch, I could just use the liquid fert. that I pour onto my fuchsias.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 26, 2013 4:34 AM CST

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the liquid will be fine.. not sure if putting the slow release on top will do any good??.. in the past if I added any to already potted up plants I covered it with mix after I scattered it in the container .. I think it does need to be covered to break down.. I think
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jul 27, 2013 3:25 AM CST
Ok, thanks for your help & info Allison! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up I'll use the liquid fert.
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Name: Allison
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Jul 27, 2013 4:15 AM CST

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Aug 3, 2013 4:06 PM CST
I just use compost tea and / or worm castings. They grow like crazy.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 3, 2013 10:50 PM CST
Thanks Joseph! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 4, 2013 9:02 PM CST

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