Nhra_20 said:Thanks Bob. I always have bone meal on hand
RpR said:Back when I was a total gung-ho gardener a few years back, I mean less than a decade, I used to have a cabinet full of transplant and fertilizer compounds from the organic ones to the nasty ones with a skull and cross bones on the label.
I used to buy Superthrive and similar products by the gallon. I do believe they , if not speeding growth, caused the plants I used them on to reach the point where roots are established and foliage growth takes over more quickly.
Bad part was even though gallons or two and one half gallon jugs are cheaper per ounce they are far from cheap.
I put in six lilacs a decade ago, plus or minus a year or so, and one the size of a twig went belly-up, one died this spring but the rest are now all over eight feet high.