plant pot fertiliser

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plant pot fertiliser

Postby Goldengirl » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:28 pm

Can a slow release "All Purpose" fertiliser be used for pot plants or do you have to use one specific for pot plants?
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Re: plant pot fertiliser

Postby abwal » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:20 pm

Welcome to the forum. All purpose fertilizer can be used for most potted plants. It is always a good idea to do a search on line for cultural notes for the plant you plan to grow. These notes will often indicate if the plant is not able to tolerate lime - in which case you would need to check on the contents of the fertilizer.
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Re: plant pot fertiliser

Postby Goldengirl » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:04 pm

Thanks for the info abwal. I was told years ago not to use it for potted roses and have since then used only pot plant fertiliser with all pot plants. I now find myself living out of town and not always having some on hand. I will check out each plants needs and use the general purpose one where I can when I run out. Again thanks.
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Re: plant pot fertiliser

Postby dalelesley » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:30 pm

You can get a rose slow release might be good also if you can add a tad of sulphate of pot ash this encourages flowers where blood and bone encourages growth.
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