Don’t Forget About Feeding Your Plants

Posted on Oct 30 2009 - 4:30am by Mike Lieberman

Now that I’m over six months deep into this gardening game ‘m starting to notice a pattern in some of my plants. There is something wrong with their growth.

The cauliflower has yet to head and the cucumber leaves are yellowing. Now my spinach plants are starting to show some ill effects as well. They are getting some brownish dots on their leaves.

The one commonality between all of these plants is that I did not feed any of them. After I finished my initial planting with soil and compost, I never added more compost and nutrients.

Looking back on the containers, I’ve also come to realize that all of their soil lines were much lower than they initially were as well.

This leads me to believe that lack of nutrients is definitely a contributing factor to these symptoms. The cauliflower is the only plant that hasn’t yielded anything, so it’s not all bad, but just another lesson learned for me in this here gardening thing.

An important lesson learned – don’t forget about feeding your plants. Does this seem right to you?


14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Nell Jean October 30, 2009 at 8:28 am -

    Reading all the hort advice in the world is not nearly so effective a learning experience as personal experience in the garden. Next year you'll know what you need to do.

    By this time of year, veggies are normally winding down, as they FEEL cold weather coming on, like old people with arthritis, lol.

  2. Mike Lieberman October 30, 2009 at 8:57 am -

    Thanks for the comment and totally agree Nell. That's why I wanted to just do all of this to see what happens.

  3. Andrew Durant October 31, 2009 at 5:48 pm -

    We could not agree more. Our watering can solves the problem.

  4. Mike Lieberman October 31, 2009 at 6:49 pm -

    Thanks Andrew. Interesting product you have there.

  5. Andrew Durant November 1, 2009 at 12:48 am -

    We could not agree more. Our watering can solves the problem.

  6. Mike Lieberman November 1, 2009 at 1:49 am -

    Thanks Andrew. Interesting product you have there.

  7. Calogero Mira January 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm -

    Please enjoy your time :-).

  8. Mike Lieberman January 3, 2012 at 10:56 am -

    Most certainly will.

  9. ManureTea Since 1924 March 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm -

    it’s important to feed your soil <|;-) they need nutrients just like we do!

  10. Mike Lieberman March 29, 2012 at 9:00 am -

    Amen to that.

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