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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: GBHunter on April 07, 2014, 12:23 PM

Title: strong feeding
Post by: GBHunter on April 07, 2014, 12:23 PM
I live in Southern Michigan, it has been a bitter winter. Most days/night are above freezing. I would like to know when I can start heavy feeding of the plants( mostly pines and junipers.


Thanks
Title: Re: strong feeding
Post by: bwaynef on April 07, 2014, 01:15 PM
I tend to start feeding about a month after repotting.  Even then, I ramp up to heavy feeding, since the trees tend to have plenty of energy/reserves when spring kicks off.
Title: Re: strong feeding
Post by: GBHunter on April 07, 2014, 06:02 PM
When do you repot in your neck of the woods.
Title: Re: strong feeding
Post by: Judy on April 07, 2014, 07:35 PM
Just curious, why wait a month? I mean it's understandable if you don't want to waste fert when the tree is producing enough energy on it's own, but wonder if you have another reason for waiting?  I feed pretty well starting at bud burst, (and pines when the candles start to move)  unless the tree is one that is sensitive to fert. leaf burning issues.  Is this a potential problem?
I should add that this is on developing trees, not finished ones...
Title: Re: strong feeding
Post by: John Kirby on April 07, 2014, 07:56 PM
Gentle start for roots, not sure why when using organics.