How Soon Fertilize Seedlings?

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How Soon Fertilize Seedlings?

Postby abrogard » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:10 am

How soon can I apply soluble fertilizer to my seedlings?

I raised some bok choy in seed trays and planted them out when the first true leaves were just showing - about three days ago.

Since then they haven't put on any growth and they seem to have faded in colour. They were originally a strong green.

Is this a natural result of transplanting early? Was it too early? Or do they need food?

I'm thinking they might need food but I'm not sure if it's not too early to apply Yates soluble or similar.

This is a newly worked bed with added manure, compost and pea straw. So really the soil should be pretty rich, I think.

The pH seems to be about 7.4 if I did the test right.
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Re: How Soon Fertilize Seedlings?

Postby Pam » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:21 pm

probably give them a quarter strength dose of liquid fertiliser, abrogard. Seed raising mixes have no nutrients, so once they have poked through, a little, often will see them powering along.
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