When should I start fertilizing?

weirdflowers(5)February 4, 2013

This is my first time growing peppers from seed. My first attempt ended up being a complete failure, but things are going much more smoothly now and some of my seedlings are starting to show the nubs of their first true leaves. They're in a 5-1-1 with no added fertilizers. Should I start feeding them now, or wait until more leaves have developed?

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kypepperman(6)

i wait until the second set of true leaves and even then use a very diluted mix of a water soluble fertilizer.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 9:08AM
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Dhelsdon(2A)

A good rule of thumb is to start your nutrients at 1/4 of the recommended dosage, then slowly increase to recommended dosage. I usually do 4L for each dosage. So 4L at 1/4 then 4L at 1/2 etc. You may need less water depending on your nutrients.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 12:38PM
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