Carol recommends MSU-type Fertilizer...
I just don't know whether to order "for Well Water" or "Pure Water" or the "controlled release. We are on tap water and the one for Well Water says both Well and Tap water. Should I order that one?
AlohaHoya wrote:Thought this would be a good discussion. There are so many choices out there...
Do you think there are different requirements between plants grown 100% indoors and those grown outdoors or partially outdoors?
My growing season is all year long...albeit slower in the winter (shorter days) so I fertilized all year round. Sometimes I remember to add 1/4 to 1/2 strength with every watering, sometimes I hold off the fertilizer for a week or two and then drench all of the plants in a big plastic container with fertilizer in the water so they get a good deep drink. I use the drenching method when the pots are really tight and rootbound because it is harder for the water to get to the really tight places.
Let's hear how you all fertilize and I think it's important to describe your growing conditions: indoors exclusively/outdoors/in a greenhouse etc.
Carol, I'd have to say that I have a very similar regime to yours. Sometimes I just can't get to them all, then I add ferilizer to every bucket I fix up, and do them all, especially since I have Orchids, Aroids, Tropicals etc, etc......then we get the weeks or two where we get alot of rain. In that case I just wait it out, or put a time release in the pots and hope for the best. I've been trying to repot some that are getting so big I have NO idea what I will do with them over the winter. I may have to sacrifice some stems if they do not leaf out more for me to take cuttings on. I have Tons of Ariel roots on many of mine. I'm afraid to cut them and try to root since they are all vine and no leaves.