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fertilize after rain?

Posted by appletreasure zn 3 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 26, 05 at 10:55

We have had quite a bit of rain so the garden does not need water but I would like to fertilize.
Some of the plant leaves are looking pale from too much rain.
Will the plants still take up the fertilizer if the ground is nearly saturated?
I wonder if a comvination of ground fertilizing and foliear sspray would be the way to go?

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RE: fertilize after rain?

Normally, I'm hesitant to fertilize during the height of summer, since it could burn your plants. The grounds being saturated today may dry up rather quickly when the sun is out. However, I am faced with my yard long beans getting fairly pale lately and so I am considering using a weak solution to see if there can be any improvement. So all I can say, is experiment very carefully and err on the side of a weak solution.

RE: fertilize after rain?

Good evening appletreasure
After a rain is the perfect time to fertilize. The ground or soil or whatever ya grow in should always be wet when ya give ferts.
I fertilize all the time[ every other week ] just water first then wait about an hr and then fert,just don`t do it dry or as pointed out by Ianna , you`ll fry your plants.
If it`s been a while just give em 1/2 strength.
Hope this helps ya some.

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