Miracle Grow --- How Often?
I have read that the frequent watering required for container gardens leaches out nutrients.
I am brand new to gardening and, since I know zero about organic methods of replenishing nutrients, I am relying on Miracle Grow this first year.
I am using 5-Gallon buckets to grow tomatoes, bush beans, cucumbers, eggplant, squash and peppers.
Can anyone offer some advice about how often I should be adding Miracle Grow to my soil waterings? Can this be overdone?
Also frequency of foliar feedings? Can this be overdone?
I gave my plants a foliar feeding with a very dilute solution of Miracle Grow two weeks ago and the results were astonishing!!! As an experiment I did not foliar feed one of my tomato plants and it is only 3/4 the size and 1/2 the density of all the others that got the foliar feast.
It would be nice to know that I can do this with some frequency but I would hate to make the mistake of over-applying my enthusiasm and harming my babies.
Thanks for any wisdom. Fred