Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Journal March 13, 2013
This time of year is a major pain, as I have to bring the plants from the basement to the greenhouse and back if I want to give them sunshine and warmth.
That is not to say that the plants don't flourish under the LEDs, because they do. The olive trees little resemble the trees I started with only about three months ago.
In fact, the trees have been growing so quickly I was beginning to notice a slight nitrogen deficiency, which can occur during rapid vegetative growth. To compensate, I increased the nitrogen, and added an iron supplement just to be safe. Additionally, each 8 inch pot got a sprinkling of a teaspoon of Osmocote slow release fertilizer as an additional safeguard.