How often should I fertilize plants?

How often should I fertilize plants? Does it depend on the plant?

Asked by Lou on 16th Nov 2021
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"Not sure local garden centres are the best advice for plants and green"
Answered on 8th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"Soluble fertilizers, for instance, are applied every two weeks during the growing season. Granular fertilizers are generally applied about every six to eight weeks. Slow-release fertilizers work for months, so one application is generally all that is needed for a growing season"
Answered on 30th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"Yes it very much depends on what plants you are growing
Trees shrubs and perennials one good feed per year plus mulching
Roses spring and summer
Bedding plant each time you water
Vegetables prior to planting
This is a good general idea"
Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Plants need feeding if they:

Are showing signs of nutrient deficiency.

Are producing lower than expected yields of flowers or fruit, or are putting on less growth than expected.

Feeding is usually done in spring or summer, during the growing season. Few plants need fertiliser in the winter months, even if they are winter-flowering. Some organic fertilisers, such as fish blood and bone or poultry manure pellets, are slow to release their nutrients and are applied in late winter or early spring in preparation for the growing season."
Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Hi Lou,

Yes, it depends on the individual plant and group what fertiliser or compost you use (NPK ratio and acidity/ alkalinity), but the general time this is done is spring and/or autumn.

Feel free to get in touch for a quote for identification and recommendations.

Kind Regards,
Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"Yes it depends on plants normally once a month but depends on what product you buy read instructions, try and go with an organic fertiliser for better results"
Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"Most potted plants require regular re-potting to keep them healthy.

Shrubs thrive with a top-dressing in Spring, i.e, a handful of Blood Fish And Bone fertilizer around the base. Roses are particularly hungry.

Regard Susan"
Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
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