TOPIC: fertilizing

fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13220

how much liquid fertilizer should i pour on . after i water i am told but don,t know how much or how long to pour. will it not wash away?
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fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13223

Use as directed on the package.
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fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13224

Hi there, sorry about the thank you lb, keep on pressing by accident. One more thing to add. If you have chrysal bonsai feed then dont feed once a week as directed on the package feed twice a week as once a week is too much. It is not the best feed though so i would suggest to get another feed.
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fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13225

Depending on time of year and the plant you will not be fertilising much at this time of year. But you must still use as directed on the package. you mix it with the water and water the plant. there is no need to water first then again with fertiliser. As you do not say what tree you have or country you are in there is not much else to say, except that bob got it ass about face and probably was saying every two weeks not twice a week.
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fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13226

bob wrote: dont feed once a week as directed on the package feed twice a week as once a week is too much.


Feed twice as once is too much :blink:

Ignore that comment and do as Leatherback said.
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fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13227

m5eaygeoff wrote: Depending on time of year and the plant you will not be fertilising much at this time of year. But you must still use as directed on the package.


Also, this time of the year (unless you are living in the southern hemisphere) you should probably use a low nitrogen fertilizer because you will need to strengthen your tree in order to prepare it for the incoming winter. Right now, I´m using a 0,46 : 17 : 12 (N:P:K values) fertilizer with an 18% of organic matter incorporated to the mix too.

You´ll see, any fertilizer will come with 3 basic elements N:P:K (Nitrogen:Phosphorous:Potassium), but in different proportions. The purpose of Nitrogen is to promote leaves and stems growth, the use of Phosphorous will be to encourage a healthy root growth and Potassium is meant to favor the blossoming of fruits and flowers. Anyways, if you want to learn more, just click on the following link: www.bonsaiempire.com/basics/bonsai-care/fertilizing

bob wrote: One more thing to add. If you have chrysal bonsai feed then dont feed once a week as directed on the package feed twice a week as once a week is too much.


Jaimin... You are driving all of us crazy :P :blink: :whistle:
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fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13229

On that last point I do conccure
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fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13230

m5eaygeoff wrote: On that last point I do conccure


Not in the previous paragraph? And if not... Why not? :dry:
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fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13231

m5eaygeoff wrote: Depending on time of year and the plant


Exactly, we do not know the plant, we do not know whether the plant is inside or oursuide and we do not know the climate.

It is impossible to give accurate advice without these details...
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fertilizing 3 years 7 months ago #13233

I am sorry i am driving you all up the wall :D but my teacher said it was too much once a week and i lost a tree overfeeding as well. But this only applies to chrysal. I will try to not drive everyone up the wall :D

Shoot! Just realised, i did say twice a week :D so sorry, i meant once every two weeks, i dont blame geoff for being annoyed with me. I do get things wrong a lot :D.
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