Plant Foliar Feeding Garden Fertilizers
Foliar feeding fertilizer to your plants, is a practice almost all of your
plants will appreciate..... indoors or out. Through foliar feeding, your
plant absorbs fertilizer and micro-nutrients directly through their leaves.
The result is greener leaves, and a healthier, faster growing plant. You
see the results quickly.
All you need to feed your plants through their leaves, is some liquid fertilizer.
You can foliar feed your outdoor and indoor plants. The process is similar.
For indoor plants, you need to be careful not to make a mess on carpets,
The benefits of foliar feeding your plants begin to show shortly after applying
it. The plant leaves "green up" quickly. You will see renewed leaf and plant
growth and vigor. Some of that extra nutrient makes its way to the flowers
and fruit, for bigger, more colorful blooms,and a larger harvest of fruits
Note: There are a few plants, African Violets for example, that do
not like to have wet leaves.
How to Foliar Feed Plants Outdoors:
Mix or dilute the liquid fertilizer of your choice(see types of liquid
Add a little more water. We recommend a dilution rate higher than recommended
on the fertilizer package, as you do not want to burn the plants.
Put liquid fertilizer into a sprinkling can, or a garden sprayer.
Apply liberally to plant leaves. You can also apply to the root system for
a quick energy boost.
Re-apply on a regular basis.
How to Foliar Feed Plants Indoors:
Mix or dilute the liquid fertilizer of your choice(see below). You may want
to avoid fish and manure fertilizer indoors, due to odors.
Put liquid fertilizer into sprayer. Spray leaves.
Use caution not to over-spray onto carpets or furniture. You may want to
put down a plastic sheet, or old newspapers.
For large leaved plants, you can put liquid fertilizer into a bucket and
wipe fertilizer onto the leaves with a sponge. Use protective gloves.
Re-apply on a regular basis.
What Liquid Foliar Fertilizer to Use:
You can use any liquid fertilizer on your plant. Dilute to the rate recommended
on the container, then add just a little more water.
Here are the liquid fertilizers commonly used:
Fish Emulsion: Not
high in N-P-K, but it contains rich amounts of micro-nutrients
Like fish emulsion, seaweed is rich in micro-nutrients.
Compost Tea: Contains plenty N-P-K and
some micro-nutrients. Exact composition varies, depending upon what you put
Manure Tea: It contains a wealth of N-P-K
and micro-nutrients. Exact composition varies, depending type of manure you
(Store bought, chemical granular): Just add water, shake or stir,
and you are ready to go.
Important Tip: We recommend diluting liquid fertilizers beyond the
dilution rate. Too much nitrogen can burn plant leaves.
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