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Aha! Eureka! Got Ya!

Category: Container Gardening | Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 2:19 pm

As far as fertilizing goes, if geraniums, like most annuals, get too much, you will get large, lush green plants and not as many blooms because the plant will be in more of a vegetative mode. In containers, if you feed your geraniums, every 3 to 5 weeks, you will be just fine. Use any of the water soluble fertilizers available, and just get a balanced solution (10-10-10 or 20-20-20). In the ground, your geraniums will need to be fed even less frequently; every 4 to 6 weeks should be sufficient. If you are going to make a mistake fertilizing, you are much better off to under feed than over feed. See more here

I now know what I've been doing wrong with my pelargoniums! Eureka!!!!!!

My silly behind has been giving them fertilizer every two weeks along with the rest of my plants. Well, that stops today. Hopefully, enough time will elapse between now and the expected blooming season for flowers to finally appear on my babies.

On top of this, I'm going to look around to see how many other plants I can get to bloom if I take a break from fertilizing for the Summer and Winter.

Incidentally, I've finally planted the Pineapple babies in pots around six this morning. They're relaxing on my sewing table, soaking up the carefully applied water I gave them.

According to this page, I must lay off all my regular activities. They're the ultimate low maintenance plant. Hopefully, I don't kill any of them. I'm not hopeful of growing an actual pineapple but you never know. I just appreciate the beauty of the plant itself.

So, for the pineapples, I have my spray bottle at the ready. There should be enough fertilizer in the soil for root feedings which I will supplement occasionally with foliar feedings.

For the Pelargoniums, NO FERTILIZER except ONCE A MONTH. Poor things need to go on a serious diet.

For everything else, research research research.

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Frank wrote on Wed May 06, 2015 6:55 pm:

I love eureka moments! Let us know how it works out for your pelargoniums/geraniums.


xantedeschia wrote on Thu May 07, 2015 5:44 am:

Me too! Lucky for me, I wasn't in the bathtub at the time.

I will definitely post updates here. :)

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