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Feeding and Fertilizing

How to fertilize houseplants without killing them, including liquid, granular and slow-release fertilizers. We also explain how to read a fertilizer, including what micronutrients do for your plants, and explain natural, organic methods of feeding your plants.
  1. Fertilizer Basics (3)
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Indoor Composting
Compost is a rich blend of decomposed organic material. Outdoor gardeners use it to enrich their soil before planting in the spring. But it's also an excellent soil additive for indoor plants, and with a never-ending supply of kitchen scraps, it's easy to make. HGTV provides tips on how to produce a low-maintenance, no-smell indoor compost system.

Making Fertilizer Tea
Liquid fertilizers are great for plants, and enterprising gardeners often make their own. Organic teas are gentle and, if made properly, contain all the macro- and micronutrients plants need to thrive. This article from HerbCompanion.com introduces you to organic teas with tips on how to make them.

Understanding Plant Nutrition
Ever wondered exactly what a micronutrient is and why plants need them? This article describes exactly how nutrients affect your plant's health.

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