Sylvain in Montreal, QC., asks: I planted cuttings of my variegated pothos that had been rooted in water. That was over a year ago and they have not grown a centimetre. They live in the same conditions as their parent plants. I feed them with Acadie Seaweed (0.3-0.3-4) that works well for all my houseplants. I’m puzzled. Judith Adam, horticultural consultant for Garden … [Read more...] about Why aren’t my pothos plants growing?
Question from Beverley in Saint Lazare, Que.: What type of fertilizer does one use on spring bulbs once they have flowered? I heard it was helpful for tulips and daffodils to apply a fertilizer while they store up energy for next year. Beckie’s response: In the case of bulbs already established in your garden, most experts recommend feeding them twice a year with a … [Read more...] about What fertilizer for spring bulbs?
Often gardeners in the early days of spring have an impulse to apply fertilizer to help plants restore themselves, but acting too quickly can sometimes interfere with what they really want. Plants make their own food through photosynthesis, and they really don’t benefit if I rush around with emergency meals. Their biology is capable of manufacturing basic carbohydrate energy … [Read more...] about When to apply spring fertilizers
The cool nights and mild days of early autumn are just what grass needs to repair itself from the strains of a long growing season that began last April. This is the time to look in garden centres for bags of autumn turf fertilizer, and October is the month to get it spread across the lawn. If I’m able to fertilize the grass only once a season, autumn is the most crucial time, … [Read more...] about Best fertilizer for lawn in autumn
Lawns will forgive a summer of neglect if you’ll do something good for them in autumn. Books could be written about this, but it all boils down to three main points, and here they are: 1. Aerate Lawns are made of millions of grass plants growing shoulder to shoulder, and they all need to breathe oxygen. The roots of grass plants take oxygen from soil, and if that … [Read more...] about Tips for lawns this fall