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How frequently should I water

Posted by LazyGardener z8 OR ,Bverton (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 30, 04 at 15:31

I have a hardy fuschia( Surprise ). It has been growing
outdoor for 3 years. I noticed recently it has
been dropping leaves. I am wondering if watering
has been too much or the heat. Last week we
had 3 days of 100s.


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RE: How frequently should I water

Hi LG,
They don't like 100f, a bit too hot for them. If it's growing in the garden 'watering' isn't such a problem, because any excess freely drains away.

If it's growing in a pot, only water in the mornings, if it has wiltered by late afternoon give the foliage a spray if possible with rain water.

This time of year lower leaves do begin to fall off, excessive watering together with hot weather will increase the leaf drop - Kath:)

RE: How frequently should I water

I am sorry that was typo.
Not dropping leaves but dropping flowers.

Sorry about that.

RE: How frequently should I water

Also another question I want to ask - if
fish emulsion once a month okay for fuschia.

RE: How frequently should I water

If you mean the flowers are dropping off after having fully bloomed, that's OK, but if you mean they are falling off at bud stage or before they have fully bloomed this can also be due to excessive heat/overwatering.

Yes fish emulsion is ok but you would be better off using a balanced feed, diluted to a quarter strength and use every watering. - Kath:)

RE: How frequently should I water

That was dropping the fully blossomed flowers only.
I guess then that is okay, I did not recollect
the last year.

Do you mean, fush emulsion can be given during
every watering ?
Quarter strength meaning 1 emulsion for every 4
water ? Isn;t that very strong ?
Fish emulsion manual says 2 tablespoon for every
gallob of water.


RE: How frequently should I water

LG, I think Kath means quarter of whatever strength is recommended on the fertilizer packaging. If they say 2 tblsp for every gallon, go with half tbsp for a gallon.

RE: How frequently should I water

yes that's right Meera - Kath:)

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