When should I put fertilizer on the plants?
Plants need nutrients to grow, i.e. Fertilizer. Because topsoil or soil has nutrients, which, however, are quickly absorbed by the growing plant, the need to enrich the soil with new nutrients immediately arises. Like all living organisms on the planet, plants also need nutrients to grow, bear fruit and bloom. Because topsoil or soil has nutrients, which, however, are quickly absorbed by the growing plant, the need to enrich the soil with new nutrients immediately arises. Fertilizers are called complete when they include the three most important NPK elements, i.e. nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, which are necessary for plant growth. The three numbers written on their packaging (e.g. 10-10-10) refer to the content of the three basic elements: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K). Secondary elements, if contained, are described by simple reference. The release of their nutrients is usually slow, while they need immediate watering to dissolve and yield. Liquid fertilizers or those that are water-soluble (that is, they dissolve easily in water) release their nutrients faster, but require more frequent application. Accompany fertilizing with pruning, shaping or clearing the plants of dry branches and leaves for better growth and stronger plants. There is always the right fertilizer for every need of your plants, but also for special categories, such as indoor plants, cacti, acidophiles such as gardenias, etc.
TIPS: Prefer the fertilizer to meet the specific needs of the plant.
- For pots, it is better to use liquid or water-soluble fertilizers.
- Granular fertilizers are suitable for the garden or the soil.
When you have transplanted, you must wait 2-3 days before using any fertilizer.
When it is very hot (over 38o C) or very cold-frost avoid fertilizing.
For rich and dense foliage, use a fertilizer rich in nitrogen.
For abundant flowering and fruiting, use fertilizers rich in phosphorus and potassium.
Always follow the dosage and instructions for use.
Make sure your plant is well hydrated and healthy before fertilizing and don’t add more fertilizer than the plant needs.
Better, therefore, to add fertilizer more often and in a smaller amount.