I learned alot from you guys about fertilizing tomatoes. What about other plants? Post your best plant-specific fertilizers here so that we always have a reference guide to come back to.
As you all add to this thread I will compile the results by editing this post. You all should have some great ideas for this one, so please help me compile this list!
Calcium Nitrate - Use it at a rate of 2LBS per 100 feet of row or for every 300 SQ FT. It's water soluble so you can mix it up in a can or in a sprayer. Sprayer works good cause you can then water at the same time.
Fish Fertilizer - Available at the hardware store - Use two tablespoons per gallon of water
Powdered Milk - For a boost of calcium and to prevent bottom rot. Sprinkle around the base of the tomato
Bone Meal - As a long term remedy to bottom rot.
Epsom Salt - Put a tablespoon in the bottom of the hole when planting. Also can mix a tablespoon or two per gallon of water, and spray directly on the plant. The magnesium helps to fix yellowing leaves.
Egg Shells - Dry and chop finely and spread around base of the plants for a calcium boost.
Epsom Salt - One tablespoon of Epsom Salts in a gallon & 1/2 or so of water. Give it to them from a standard watering can all over the plants. One treatment is all that is needed.
Triple Phosphate - Side dress or underneath the transplant.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2016 13:53:28 GMT -5 by Brad H.
Good thread. Always have trouble with peppers. Looking forward to some good info.
I have had my share of problems with sweet peppers also, but I found out that if they start looking a little pale and unhealthy, try a tablespoon of Epsom Salts in a gallon & 1/2 or so of water. Give it to them from a standard watering can all over the plants. They should only need one treatment, usually a few weeks after transplanting, and they should respond within a week or two. They also like a little of 'triple phosphate' under them at transplant or as a 'side dress' later. trapnewbie
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2016 13:35:55 GMT -5 by trapnewbie