Fertilzer Strat

EnocelotAugust 29, 2014

I get it, and learned the hard way, that if you over-fertilize, especially with Nitrogen you can wind up with some beautiful plants that don't produce many peppers.

But what do you do after you get as many buds as you want and they are flowering and some pods are setting, is it time to start feeding again?

(I am using a liquified, manure based, for Nitrogen, and sometimes spray on an Epsom Salts solution).

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The only answer I can think of is you know you over fertilized at X rate so cut it in half at a minimum but one quarter would probably better to start with watching plants progress.

Hope this helps!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 9:30AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Couldn't tell ya.
I fertilize once a week, full-strength, all season long.


    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 12:35PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

As I understand it, your fert regimen depends to considerable degree on the soil you are using. A "soil-less" medium like 5:1:1 or more radically a hydroponic set requires feeding corresponding directly to the plants' nutrient requirements. But a more tradition medium - like dirt - should be able to supply most of what a plant needs, with only occasional supplementation.

At this point, think more along the lines of backing off entirely and watch to see what happens.


    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 8:28PM
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Plants seem happy. Why would you change regime now?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 8:26AM
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