If you have many
potted plants in your container garden, it makes sense to
fertilize them regularly to keep them in the best health.
But when should you fertilize them? Many new gardeners make
the mistake of either not fertilizing enough or fertilizing
far to often. So what is the right schedule to fertilize your
You should fertilize
one every week or two. You should also take care not to fertilize
during a heat wave, because the added fertilization can cause
plants stress and actually make them unhealthy.
There are many
types of fertilizer. For container gardening, the easiest
to use is the standard "plant food" that you mix
with water then use a watering can to fertilize. When you
fertilize using his method, be sure to water the potting soil,
not the leaves as well.