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By Honkey

Staffordshire, United Kingdom Gb

can I feed my azaleas with the conventional miracle-grow all purpose soluble plant food do strawberries need ericaceous compost




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Yes, all plants can be fed with miracle grow ( it does exactly what it says on the tin ), but you need to mulch with ericaceous compost and they will be fine

10 May, 2010

 

many thanks. do strawberries require ericaceous compost

10 May, 2010

 

no normal compost.

10 May, 2010

 

is my miracle grow ok to feed my money plant sorry have not got a clue of the proper name

10 May, 2010

 

Money plant meaning houseplant, I take it - general purpose Miracle Gro will be fine.

10 May, 2010

 

There is an ericaceous fertiliser available in the garden centers that will probably do a better job than Miracle Grow for your azaleas.

10 May, 2010

 

Just what I was going to say...

10 May, 2010

 

I would not suggest using Miracle Grow for erics!

10 May, 2010

 

Well we're all different - I would definitely use the MIracle Gro general purpose on azaleas, if that's what I'd got - but then I'd probably compensate by using Sequestrene iron tonic once a year, IF the plant was chlorotic.

11 May, 2010

 

For me, Bamboo, there are two issues with Miracle Grow fertiliser. Firstly, it is a chemical product and we prefer to garden organically 'as far as possible'.
An important second reason though, is that Mirascle Grow is very high in nitrogen (24-8-16). This will encourage soft, lush foliage which is not what I would want in an azalea.

11 May, 2010

 

I take your point, Bulbaholic, and I would always use Growmore in fact, out of preference, and then only once a year, usually in Spring - but the Miracle Gro will be absolutely fine as a once or twice feed in the growing season - as long as its not used past mid June, which is when feeding of most perennial plants should cease anyway.

11 May, 2010

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