Re: Lobelia's

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Posted by Newt on July 21, 2003 at 21:21:49:

In Reply to: Lobelia's posted by Vickie on July 12, 2003 at 11:45:20:

: My lobelias just arent doing anything. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get them to grow? I have them in my hanging pots and have seen others that are beautiful, so I figure I must be doing something wrong. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated :0)

Hi Vickie,
It could be some kind of stress such as lack of consistant watering, too much sun, not enough sun or soil that is lacking nutrients. When I pot up my annuals, I use potting soil and I add Osmocote, or any good time release fertilizer for the summer. If you didn't do that when you potted them, you could use any water soluable fertilizer at half strength everytime you water. I prefer to use fish emulsion, sea kelp and/or milk. Yup, the stuff you put in coffee. Just add a tablespoon to your watering can evertime you water your annuals. Once a month or every two weeks for your houseplants. They like the calcium and minerals and milk is especially good to get plants to bloom. You could even fill the empty milk container with water and water the plants with that. You can search at www.google.com with "milk" + "houseplants" if you like.

Hope this helped,
Newt

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