Comment: Crack for baby plants?

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Crack for baby plants?

I would take issue with your mother's advice. I start lots of things from seed in the house, eg, tomatoes, peppers, cucs, etc. as we have a short growing season. If I didn't give the babies some liquid standard fertilizer such as Schultz or Miracle Gro, they'd do very, very poorly - which has indeed happened.

Of course I understand that maybe your mother was not referring to my particular situation of starting seedlings indoors, but if we are placing plants direct from the nursery into our garden, I can assure you that they have already been doused with liquid fertilizer at the nursery. That's just the way it's done.