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Friday, March 20, 2009

First Fertilizer Friday of 2009! March 20/09


Happy Friday! Do you know what that means?
If you are new to my blog, you are about to find out!
Around here Friday's are for feeding your plants!
Grab your fertilizer of choice, your watering can and a big spring smile...feed those plants and watch them grow! Houseplants, greenhouse plants, gardens too! (if you are lucky enough to have warm climates) IT'S FERTILIZER FRIDAY!!!!!! (the very first one of 2009)
I am so excited to be able to feed a few of my greenhouse plants. Never feed a seedling that has not yet developed it's second set of leaves...as you could damage the plant. But the rest....go ahead ...give them a kick in the roots! You won't regret it!
Have a safe and happy weekend...see you back here Monday!

26 comments:

Sassy said...

Thank you for all the inspiration that will help me to do better in my yard...you are so awesome!

artis1111 said...

I fed yesterday!!! I can't do it on Fri. so Thurs. will be my feed day. Kathy

Jonia said...

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Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Give them a kick in the roots. That was too cute!

Justine :o )

Darla said...

YIPPEE! You are finally catching up with me, I have been giving my plants a kick in the roots for several weeks now!! Can't wait for your gardens to grow and mine to fill in. My seeds are up in the gardens, cosmos, zinnias, marigold, salvia, four o'clocks, bush morning glory...and I can't remember all of them right now!! Have a great weekend, hope you post your greenhouse seedlings soon.

Kristen said...

I usually fertilize on Sat and I love to see how it helps my plants pop.

I like perennials because they usually multiply (spreading of the plants). I'd go broke if I had to buy every plant I want. I have time to wait for them to multiply and spread

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for the reminder to feed my houseplants. It's still a little to early for outdoors in Pennsylvania.

"Blossom" said...

Toots, I didn't have anything to fertilize except my trees so we put spikes in last nite around all the trees. Does that count? Have a great friday and week-end.
blossom
How's the weather up there today?

trash talk said...

Thanks for the reminder. Now, how about a little 101 on the proper way to feed a garden. I always worry about fertilizer on the leaves and burning up my plants (did that once, just once though). I'm sure you've got some great tips on how to do it quickly and effectively.
Debbie

Jacque said...

I put ironite on the lawns yesterday, I love the way it greens them up so well, and funny I was going to fertilize today anyway, kind of a first day of Spring thing! Happy Spring~Jacque

niartist said...

TOOTSIE!!! I need your wonderful plant advice! I bought some bulbs and tubers a while back (canna's, dahlia's, asiatic lilies) and I was so excited about them, I left them in my dining room on the buffet. Anyway - the sunlight and warm air meant that they started to sprout. I've got a 4" plant in a bag! I already pre-planted my canna's and they're doing really well, but I'm worried about planting my dahlia bulbs and asiatics - since they can't be planted outside until the end of may. (Gotta love this weather!) So do you have any advice? Do I plant the ones that have already sprouted? Will they die if I don't?

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Just want you to know I'm hanging on your every word!! I'm going to go fertilize my violet! God Bless you today Tootsie! Lauralu :)

Deanie's space said...

Thank you Tootsie for giving all the tips on gardening. My new house plants have really lived through the winter. which is a miracal for me I usually don't have luck with my inside flowers. Blessings, Deanie

Anonymous said...

What a happy title--you are on top of things in the world of gardening. Last night we were inspired by a retired landscape architect who spoke about the necessity of surround our homes and neighborhoods with beauty. Your advice gives me a jolt to take action after the winter doldrums. This will be my second season of having Tootsie's imprint on my gardens. Thank you so much. Fieldstone/Pam

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Nothing to fertilize here yet, except maybe a few houseplants. I'm anxious to read all your hints as we really get into the growing season.

I would love to see what you would do with my urns I posted about with LIVE flowers! :)

Donna

Susan S. said...

Great idea....it's definitely warm enough in Houston! I will, however, have to sneak in the fertilizer so my totally green/tree-hugging neighbor doesn't see. She would freak if she saw chemicals. But sometimes they are needed! I have a compost pile and try to do a lot of natural stuff by I'm glad you promote fertilizing.

Betty said...

Hey Tootsie! I brought my geranium plant inside and have kept it all winter, it looks nice and green but no blooms.
Is it just waiting til it can get back outside or what???

Betty

Yes, I have been feeding it.

My Moon said...

Your blog totally inspires me! I love your gardens to much. I want to thank you for all your tips, they are GREAT and much needed. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today! If you EVER have suggestions for me please feel free, I need all the help I can get. I will be a frequent visitor to your blog and I am so glad I found you. Thanks to Sassy.

Kristen said...

FYI
I deleted my blogg by accident...something-about-nothin is just NOTHIN right now :-(

I hope to be starting over soon
:-)

Krista said...

Gorgeous! Hope u dont mind me stopping by from time to time!

Krista

momstheword said...

You have an awesome weekend too my friend! Happy gardening!

Janet said...

Feel free to pack your bags and come along; I guarantee that we will have a fun time.

I got an orchid from a home seller today..what do I need to know? I put it in the sunny ( but indirect) light and humidity of the re-done bathroom.

Janet

Ashley ~ said...

I just stopped by to say hello*! Have a great weekend*! _Ashley*

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Wait come back here...... what kind do you use? fish fertilizer...... time release...... miracle grow.....
That is a great idea...... what about hydrangeas....... what do you use on them?
Hugs
Linda

Renee said...

Hey Tootsie, I followed fertilizer Fridays all last season and it worked GREAT!!!! I added something to it though for houseplants, "Flipping", (although it's really rotating, I needed a word that started with "F".) That's so I remember to give my houseplants a quarter turn each week. Just thought I'd share my silliness, but it works for me.

Dahlia Lover said...

Clever! I've just started growing dahlia tubers right in my yard and spend sometimes watching them grow (hopefully) healthy. You just remind me I forgot something essential to these dahlias--Fertilizers. I still have many Fridays to catch up.