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Help! Am I Over-Fertilizing My Hanging Baskets?

Ask The Expert: I water my hanging baskets everyday with a mixture of Miracle Gro Bloom Booster, 1/4 tsp to 2 gallons of water my baskets seems to be doing pretty good, except this one. It just seems like it needs something more, it is yellowing on the leaves and seems weak. I also have a slow release fertilizer mixed in with the soil (granuals). I have noticed also in one other plant the color like this one seems to be dull in my flowers. What am I missing? –Melodie

Hanging Basket

Flower Shop Network Plant Expert Reply:

Melodie, Lack of or need for fertilizer is not always the reason plants turn yellow. Water issues are often the problem. Your plant may be experiencing an over abundance of water. Check to make sure that your container is allowing excess water to drain away from the plant.

However, over-fertilization can also be a problem. Since you have a slow-release fertilizer in the soil, I would cut back on the liquid fertilizer.

Hope this information was helpful.

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