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Marianne’s Responses

indoor pot plant feeding quantities

Posted by Jon Tribe | August 21, 2019

Hi I just brought some of your Osmocote plus indoor/outdoor smart release plant food. I want to use it for my indoor house plants. The instructions for how much to use only say '1 cap full per 2 gal pot.' That's not so helpful to me as all my house plants are in small pots of about 5" diameter, so ...

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When to transplant?

Posted by Daniel Bloom | August 21, 2019

I have a haphazard garden with tall perennials in front and small ones behind. When should I try to move them around and impose order?

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Feeding houseplants

Posted by Paytra Nyitrai | August 21, 2019

Hello, I am new to gardening so I am unsure of the proper way to feed my various house plants. I purchased Osmocote plus indoor outdoor plant food but since I do not need to repot the plants I need guidance on the proper amount to feed them. They are in various pots sizes from as small as 4 inch ...

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Ripening figs

Posted by Ronsung | August 21, 2019

I'm trying to beat the birds and bees to my figs. Do figs continue to ripen after picking or must I leave them on the tree until they are ripe?.

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Rescue prune a hydrangea

Posted by Pat Hergert | August 21, 2019

Hi, my 10+ year old Niko blue was "snowball" pruned a couple of years ago so is badly out of shape. The heavy rains we had early this summer beat it down and it has not come back up. I know about taking 1/3 per year for regular pruning, but is there something different I should do to give this ...

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Mums not forming flower buds

Posted by | August 21, 2019

I have long followed your recommendation to pinch back mums until the Fourth of July to postpone flowers until Fall. I did that again this year ( actually on July 7th) but I have very few flower buds forming. Is there something I can do to get flowers this Fall?

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Rate for feeding a potted Calamondin tree

Posted by Jeff Ross | August 12, 2019

Marianne - I have a dwarf orange tree (Calamondin: x Citrofortunella microcarpa) that’s over 35 years old. I recently pruned its roots and repotted it in a 9 gal. planter. I also bought Osmocote Plus because the fertilizer I had been using for the tree is no longer produced. According to the Osmocote directions I should use “1 capful per ...

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Collard greens

Posted by Linda King | August 12, 2019

Where can I find some cheap or free seeds. Also calloo vegetables and okras.

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Butterfly bushes

Posted by Charles Parker | August 9, 2019

The leaves on the middle of the plant (butterfly Bush) turn brown and dye overnight .

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Stunted Little Line

Posted by Pat Farrell | August 5, 2019

You’re rich your answer to another reader but I noticed you said she could send a picture I would like to send a picture to you I have three hydrangeas several years old one is gorgeous, the other one looks really nice and the third one is just stynted.

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