Thursday, 15 December 2011

Fertilizing Dahlia

Dahlia should be fertilized with low nitrogen fertilizer, so avoid compost, vermicompost and manure as these are high in nitrogen.While planting Dahlia tubers or transplating rooted cutting, use a handful of bonemeal, half cup of sugar and a teaspoon of epsom salt(magnesium sulphate) to the soil removed from the hole dug to plant Dahlia. After planting Dahlia in the hole use this soil to fill up the hole.

3 comments:

TheGardeningBlog said...

Thanks for this tip! I just recently planted a few Dahlias in my garden and did not know that they prefer low nitrogen fertiliser. I did add bonemeal to the planting holes though.

M. said...

I am becoming more interested in planting Dahlia in my gardens. Thank you for the fertilizing tip.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Interesting to note, that different plants require different doses of fertilisers.