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.

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What Is Fertilizer?

Fertilizer is basically a nutritional supplement for plants. Fertilizers contain different nutrients that plants need to thrive. There are three primary nutrients that plants need — phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium. While there are other beneficial nutrients for plants, these three are important and the right balance can help your plants grow better, produce more, and remain healthy all season long. At Easy Peasy Plants, we offer three different types of granular fertilizer that focus on these three primary nutrients. You can learn more about each of them and find the right granular fertilizer for your plants!
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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 your plants is something that needs to be carefully scheduled out. Since you don’t want to fertilize your plants too often or during their dormant periods, following these schedules can help you properly fertilize your plants. While the fertilizing schedules for outdoor plants and indoor plants are pretty similar, there are slight differences. Fertilizing Outdoors Gardens For fertilizing your outdoor garden, there are a few scheduling tips and rules that you should follow to ensure that you are doing it properly! Fertilize in the spring before planting annual flowers and vegetables Fertilize perennial plants before growth begins in the spring Fertilize when the ground is no longer frozen and the last frost is a week or so away Understand when your plant’s biggest growth period is and add a small amount of fertilizer then By following these tips, along with the instructions on the packaging of the fertilizer you choose, you can help your outdoor garden thrive!

Fertilizing Indoor House Plants

Fertilizing your indoor house plants also differs from season to season and when compared to garden plants. Since your house plants can survive year after year without dying just to grow back, the fertilizing schedule will be slightly differ, as will the type of fertilizer. Easy Peasy Plants offers four types of liquid plant food for indoor plants, each offering different benefits or designed for specific plants. This liquid plant food can provide a variety of benefits to your indoor plants. Learn more about these products and find the perfect one for your 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!

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At Easy Peasy Plants, we have created a line of plant care products to help you keep your plants healthy and thriving. With over five generations of experience in farming, we know what plants need to survive. Find the granular fertilizer or liquid plant food you need for your plants and add them to your collection of plant care products today! Be sure to contact us today with any questions you may have. We are always happy to help plant parents learn how to care for their plants!
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