Slow down on the feed.

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Slow down on the feed.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:22 am

Now is the time to slow down on any high nitrogen feed you may be giving palms.

Depending on location then stopping feeding in september ish.


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:34 am

Would you still use palm focus and booster? I was going to give mine one last feed.
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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by fern Rob » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:02 am

I will be feeding my tree ferns tonight and next week then that's it for this year.
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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by flounder » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:54 pm

Have we meant to be feeding then?
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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:16 pm

Tom2006 wrote:Would you still use palm focus and booster? I was going to give mine one last feed.
I wouldn't give palm focus to palms after august up here as it will promote leafy growth that would get damaged by early harsh frosts.


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Blairs » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:20 pm

Very timely Kris - I was feeding plants yesterday and was wondering when to stop. icon_cheers


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Clive60 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:25 pm

I haven't fed my palms anything but being in poor sandy soil I suppose they would benefit, is Palm Booster worth using, it's too late now to start but next year?


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Blairs » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:02 pm

Clive60 wrote:I haven't fed my palms anything but being in poor sandy soil I suppose they would benefit, is Palm Booster worth using, it's too late now to start but next year?
I bought some early this year and the growth has been markedly better on my palms and no frond spotting on new leaves but this years weather has been good, so I cannot isolate that using Palm Booster has given those results. Has not helped my almost dead Washingtonias!


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Dim » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:06 pm

its a good time to feed with fertilizers such as seaweed extract and fish hydrolosate to toughen them up for the colder months
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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Mr List » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:42 pm

what food is it that you are supposed to use about now to start toughening up cell walls?


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by jezza » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:30 pm

I don't fertilise anything except the nanas.


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by GaryW » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:37 pm

I don't use a high nitrogen feed on any plants and wouldn't, especially on any that keep their leaves in the winter.As much sunlight as they'll take and as little nitrogen as possible produces tougher leaves. I find huge floppy leaves are damaged by winds even in the summer. Then the winter will take its toll on them so can't see the point. Magnesium and all the trace elements are more important than loads of nitrogen. If the weather stays good I'll feed until the first week of September and maybe use seeweed extract for another week.


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by cordyman » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:39 pm

I was thinking only tonight on the way home, " i really havn't ferted any of my garden for months, and perhaps I should tonight" feel kind of bad for neglecting it on this aspect, last time I put some miracle grow, chicken poo down etc was start of June!

Worth ferting the banana's still, etc or too late now to bother?


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:50 pm

Clive60 wrote:I haven't fed my palms anything but being in poor sandy soil I suppose they would benefit, is Palm Booster worth using, it's too late now to start but next year?
Keep using palm booster which isn't a feed as long as the soil is still warm, well into october and possibly early november. It doesn't promote leafy growth so not a problem.


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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:52 pm

cordyman wrote:I was thinking only tonight on the way home, " i really havn't ferted any of my garden for months, and perhaps I should tonight" feel kind of bad for neglecting it on this aspect, last time I put some miracle grow, chicken poo down etc was start of June!



Worth ferting the banana's still, etc or too late now to bother?

Feed nanas as long as they are still pushing out leaves.


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