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Re: Fertilizing Iris Beds

In a message dated 97-02-15 14:35:07 EST, you write:

>I have read  with interest the mail on fertilizing Irises, it appears that
>I am odd man out, I have always fertilizes at the end of the flowering of
>various plants, experience has taught me that feeding plants before
>flowering gets lots of green leaves and one tends to get less bloom, I do
>use a good compound fertilizer. I may be wrong? ( expect so )
>Arthur. DENMARK

I think your approach is generally a good one, especially for any fertilizer
containing nitrogen.  But it's usually ok to use other fertilizers before
bloom (bonemeal, potash).

Linda Mann lmann76543@aol.com east Tennessee USA

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