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Author Topic: Fertilizing Hepatica  (Read 6856 times)

Gabriela

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2023, 04:04:05 PM »
I fertilise my Hepaticas once in a while with slow release or weak solution with high middle (phosphorus)number and I get lots an lots of flowers. In spring the Hepaticas will be covered with hundreds of flowers.

I also fertilized them this summer and will continue in the fall Kris.
For sure the flowering is encouraged this way, but there is more to the non-flowering problem of some plants. In the woods no one fertilizes them!
The drought of the past years has surely been a problem, so with much more rain this season, there should be a general improvement in all aspects, I hope.
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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2023, 11:46:49 PM »
Gabriela,

In the forest; birds, mammals, deadfall, and autumn leaves all contribute to fertilizing them.
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Gabriela

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #62 on: August 26, 2023, 01:40:06 PM »
Gabriela,
In the forest; birds, mammals, deadfall, and autumn leaves all contribute to fertilizing them.

Yes, the decomposing leaves provide good nutrients, and I also add in the same way a thin layer of rich soil+compost every year.
In regards with birds, mammals - at least in the woods I know, they are not present in amounts large enough to make such an impact! Especially forest small (or large) mammals species are very few in SW Ontario.
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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #63 on: August 28, 2023, 11:55:26 AM »
Yes, the decomposing leaves provide good nutrients, and I also add in the same way a thin layer of rich soil+compost every year.

That is what I do, too. :)
Mine grow a lot slower than Guff's plants but I am pleased with them anyway.
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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2023, 10:15:05 PM »
They did grow alittle since late May. Will be intersting to see with the Fall and cooler temps, if they continue to grow.




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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #65 on: October 05, 2023, 04:51:52 PM »
Reposting picture from August 12, 2023



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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2023, 08:37:53 PM »
This looks different than last Fall, flower bud?





November 4, 2023



« Last Edit: November 04, 2023, 05:32:08 PM by Guff »

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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #67 on: November 15, 2023, 10:25:36 PM »
Gave the seedlings and flowering plants their last feeding with Roots HPK. Not sure if the seedling on the right is dead or not. I'm going to cover the seedlings with shredded leaves for the Winter next week. Hopefully that will help with ground upheaval and ice crystals. Probably the last update until Spring 2024.





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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #68 on: March 04, 2024, 10:14:14 PM »
Seedling survived the Winter, so far. Was over 70 degrees today, removed the leaves that were placed to help with ground upheaval.





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Re: Fertilizing Hepatica
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2024, 03:58:40 AM »
Starting to see growth on the seedlings. Will have to get my camera out next week and see if I can get a better picture. Suppose to rain all weekend.



Didn't notice the light blue last year, had thought it was a light pink.......









 


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