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I have decided to be more systematic with plant feeding


this year. Every 6 weeks, marked on the calendar so I
dont forget.

Correct amount of Plant food in 1 gallon plastic containers, marked with the type for the plant needing it…….. then transferred to the watering cans.

Seaweed………Basket Food………Ericaceous………Cactus

Just setting up the calendar until September to start,
then marking the containers and filling with rainwater…….

Doesnt cost much, just an hour of effort.

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p.s. Have done the calendar. August should be the last one
to allow plants to harden off before winter.
Must ask son to keep more gallon plastic containers for me. They dont last forever.

20 Apr, 2017


p.p.s. Forgot the Hydrangea Colourant.......this needs
watering in weekly.
Also my Cactus feeding on the 14th of the month.......
advised by Hywel.
It all fits into a programme on the calendar anyway.

20 Apr, 2017


Well done, Diane.....evry year, this is my plan but, never happens. My feeding pattern is a bit erratic to say the least.

20 Apr, 2017


Well, I have now found this is a 3 hour job ! Think a better way of doing it is to thoroughly wash out the next batch of 1 gal. plastic containers in the pipeline from non-gardening son, put one capful of plant food in each one, with lid on. The ratio is one capful per gallon 4.5 litres.
Mark each container Ericaceous or Seaweed. E. or S. easy!
Store under the bench.
Then add the water the week before June 1st (next feed day.)
Take them up the garden one container a day, in my walking aid bag, leave in strategic places.
Then on June 1st I only have to take an empty watering can round to each container.
Collect the empty containers using a length of string threaded through the handles, return to storage place.
The great advantage of this method is that plants in tubs
get the correct food they need without seepage into surrounding ground.

21 Apr, 2017


Have done them all now. Lost count of the gallons of rainwater I have used. Its no good standing holding a hosepipe for this job.
Should see an effect in 3 or 4 weeks time.

22 Apr, 2017

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