feeding annuals..impatients

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by fga, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    what fert. ratios would use for feeding impatients in the North east?
    i have always had good results from just watering them, using no fert., but picked up a high end client, and want these to look as good as possible.
     
  2. Williams Services

    Williams Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    How about a 10-52-10?
     
  3. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Almost any kind of fertilizer will suffice. FYI, no "t" and the end of impatiens, although most people say it that way, there's no t at the end!
     
  4. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
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    Imaptiens ar emy specialty -- I groww HUGE impatiens and here is how.

    First start with good open soil -- compost and pine bark is my choise. I mix in witht hat soil medium terra-sorb crystals. Then at planting use lots of milorganite and 14-14-14 woodace. Then Weekly spray with a bloombuster type miracle-gro product. I consistently grow waist high impatiens every year even in fulls un withthis approach!
     
  5. Williams Services

    Williams Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    LonniesLawns, are you an old crypto spook? :D

    justw onder ingis allok?
     
  6. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
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    Just slow thumbs I guess -- typing started looking like taht when I started using laptop
     
  7. Williams Services

    Williams Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know what you mean ... I have an HP laptop and I take at least twice as long on it due to corrections.

    On a side note, I just seeded some impatiens last night and I'm interested to see how they turn out. They're a part of a group of several different seeds.
     
  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Potting soil with either pumas or some type of water absorbing crystal. fert with 13-13-13 and spot eow with miricle grow or such. make sure they water eod or better to keep moisture within the soil. these and other annual dry out fast because they don't get the root growth they need to last. they are too busy blooming to get root growth.
     
  9. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Work the soil with some good compost before planting. Then 20-20-20 liquid at planting and 2x more 4 weeks apart. You will have big impatiens, sun or shade.
     

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