How plants eat
What, when, and how to fertilize my plants is always a dilemma to me. I have an image in my mind of little plant roots slurping up their dinner. I know enough (just enough) that I understand there is a chemical process going on at root level. Is it possible to explain this in laymen's terms so that I will know what I should be fertilizing with at different times (for example: seedlings, plants in bloom, perennials that have flowered and set seed, getting ready for a long winter's nap)? It has been 25 years since I had chemistry so please be gentle.
I'm really excited about this forum. Thanks Spike.