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Still Feeding Palms

Post by delboy12 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:15 pm

Hi with the weather set fair for 10-14 days going to carry on feeding all my palm trees icon_sunny . Any Thoughts ?


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Re: Still Feeding Palms

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:27 pm

Don't feed slow release!

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Re: Still Feeding Palms

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:02 am

I stopped feeding mine about a month ago. No harm in a thin mulch of well rotted manure though.
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Re: Still Feeding Palms

Post by jezza » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:30 am

I haven't fed mine at all this year. They've grown so well they haven't needed it.


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Post by sanatic1234 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:02 am

Feed this time of year will soften the growth and will make it weaker for the winter weather. I would go with what tom says that is the better option. The only plants i am feeding are my collies and Alocasia as they will be coming indoors so won't be affected by the winter weather.
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Re: Still Feeding Palms

Post by Rachelpalm » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:43 pm

Hello
I stopped feeding everything 2 weeks ago. Including my nanas.


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Re: Still Feeding Palms

Post by Adrian » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:59 pm

Bad move Del Boy, just let things harden off a bit, in fact an Indian summer is bad for a lot of borderline plants as it kicks off new growth and then BANG comes the first frosts and the plants havent had time to adjust.
Of course Im talking planted out palms and plants, potted stuff can be brought inside so doesnt matter.
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Re: Still Feeding Palms

Post by Vic » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:09 pm

feeding stops near the end of august, like Ade says the plants that are outside just will not benefit from food now, they need to slow down in prep for winter.

It is tempting i know, all mine are now growing at the fastest rate of the year!!


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Re: Still Feeding Palms

Post by grub » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:10 pm

Vic wrote:
It is tempting i know, all mine are now growing at the fastest rate of the year!!
Ditto Vic :evil: .
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Re: Still Feeding Palms

Post by delboy12 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:34 pm

Only fed the ones that are going under glass and have heat,didnt realise we work to the calendar icon_silent


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