Spring Care

roseblush1(8a/Sunset 7)March 14, 2013

I live in the mountains of northern California and we have had a dry winter. There is still the possibility of snow and below freezing night temps, but my soil is dry, so I am going to pull the hoses out from under the house and water tomorrow.

I am wondering if I should feed my four heucheras I planted last fall:
Chocolate Ruffles
Silver Scrolls
Autumn Leaves
Amethyst Mist

The soil around these plants seem to be moist. All except for Amethyst Mist are showing new leaves at the crown. Should I feed them now ? and what should I feed them.... I have nitrogen poor soil.

I also purchased Crimson Curls today. Should I plant it right away or wait until after last frost ?

I won't be feeding other plants until the end of the month because I am afraid to encourage new growth and will use a high nitrogen fertilizer.


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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I would wait until the threat of freezing temps has passed. Nothing more tender than fresh new growth spurred on by ferts.


    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 9:47PM
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roseblush1(8a/Sunset 7)

Thank you.

The weather has been all over the place this year.


    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 4:44PM
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