Fertilizing My Garden and Indoor Plants

Elboz5@aol.com added on July 23, 2016 | Answered

I bought a liquid fertilizer - 1.2% water soluble nitrogen, Phosphate 0.1%, soluble Potash 3.0%. Derived from Kelp. It's called Plant Nutrient. I mix 16 drops into a gallon of water. My questions are how much of the mixture do I apply on my houseplants and how much on my outdoor garden plants and flowers? How much per sq ft and how often and what time of day? I live in LA where the temp gets very hot sometimes in the summer. Also dry here. Thank you for your help!! Barbie

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Answered on July 25, 2016

The nutrient needs will depend on the type of plant and the existing soil conditions.

I would check the requirements of each plant, prior to fertilizing.
I would also recommend a soil test for your outdoor garden beds.
This will help you determine the best type of fertilizer and what is needed to grow a healthy garden.

You County Extension Office can help you with a soil test for a small fee.
Here is a link to help you locate your nearest office.





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