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Special fertilizer for vines?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Florida Gardener, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. I was in a garden center and saw a bag of fert that was specifically for vines. Don't remember the N-P-K, but was curious. I use tropical palm and ornamental fert on vines, which has low P. Would a blend like this be better for tropical vines? I would assume so as it was 8 or 10 for P, but just wanted to see if anyone has dxperience with this??
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  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    It is good to look at growing living plants from the opposite POV... and ask: "What is a plant's nutritional need at various stages of growth???"

    then, find a fertilizer that provides those needs adequately... I imagine that vines would require lots of N and water to grow quickly... but that encourages weak sucker growth and invites insects and diseases...

    The daze of,,, "Oh,,, here's a vine fertilizer!!!" are over... :)

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