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When do I fertilize seedlings?

Posted by CHRIS_in_NEPA (My Page) on
Fri, May 13, 11 at 21:03

I am a bit of a newbie and I've started a lot from seed this year. So far it all looks good, but I am curious - at what point do I need to fertilize them? After hardening off and transplanting them or when they are still in those tiny cells?

Thanks so much! -Chris

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RE: When do I fertilize seedlings?

I start fertilizing mine when they go into four inch containers. I mix a half teaspoon of timed release into the soil as I pot them up. I use 18-6-12 with minors. Al

RE: When do I fertilize seedlings?

I always fertilize after 4-6 true leaves develop. A regular slow release or a weak Miracle Gro starter fertilizer or even an 8-16-24 to prevent shock.

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