What You Need to Know About Fertilizer
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When it comes to plants, whether they are growing in your outdoor garden or in your home, there is a lot that you can do to help them thrive. While a lot of being a successful plant parent comes from trial and error and learning through experience, you can also find a ton of tips online!
At Easy Peasy Plants, we offer fertilizer and plant food that can help your plants thrive. With over five generations of farming experience, we know what plants need and have developed products that can help you become a better plant parent.
But we wanted to help you out more by providing you with a resource that gives you all the information you need to know about fertilizer, how to use it, when to use it, why you should use it, and more! Learn more about fertilizer and be sure to contact us with any questions you may have. Check out our products to find the perfect fertilizer for your plants.
What Is Fertilizer?
Why Should You Fertilize
Fertilizing your plants provides them with the nutrients they need to reach their full potential and remain healthy and thriving. Whether you’re growing plants in your outdoor garden or you have a collection of houseplants, they can start to take nutrients from the soil. By figuring out which type of fertilizer you need and giving it to your plants, you can add those nutrients back into the soil, allowing your plants to continuously get the right amount of nutrients.
By testing your soil, you can figure out which nutrients your plants need, allowing you to choose the right fertilizer to balance out the nutrients in your soil. Fertilizing your plants can allow them to get the proper amount of nutrients and continue to grow. If you have an outdoor garden, fertilizer can help encourage your plants to grow more fruits and vegetables.
While fertilizing your plants is important and beneficial, if you give your plants too much fertilizer, it could do more harm than good and could cause:
- Abnormal growth
- Decreased growth
- Scorched leaves
- Plants to become more vulnerable to pests and disease
- Plants to die
It is important to follow the directions on the fertilizer product you choose to ensure that you are not giving your plants too much!
When Should You Fertilize
Fertilizing Indoor House Plants
For your indoor plants, you can follow this fertilizing schedule:
- Start fertilizing about 8 weeks before the last expected frost
- The first three fertilizer applications should be made at half strength
- With a liquid fertilizer, fertilize bi-weekly or monthly in the summer
- Slowly taper off fertilizing in the fall, reducing amount and frequency, starting about 8 weeks before the first expected fall frost
- Do not fertilize in the winter while your plants are dormant.
While you should never fertilize your indoor plants during the winter there are a few exceptions, including if you live in an area that doesn’t receive regular winter frosts. Continue to fertilize throughout the winter, but at half strength. If you like somewhere tropical, keep fertilizing your plants regularly, sticking to the summer schedule.
Learn more about each of our liquid plant food products, and follow these tips to keep your indoor plants thriving all year long!