Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MissChessy, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. MissChessy

    MissChessy Songster

    Sep 24, 2007
    I fertilized my garden according to the instructions on the box and watered the leaves and then fertilized with the water hose type feeder and burned my garden up! Burned up the green beans, potatoes, squash, okra and cucumbers. This has never happened to me before. I'm starting all over and re-planting my garden.[​IMG]:he:hit

    I'll never fertilize ever again. Was so depressed for about 2 weeks!
  2. NoelTate

    NoelTate Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    Mobile, AL
    Oops. Sorry to hear that. It's frustrating to do all that work for nothing, I know. We learn from experience, though! Personally, I do not like any commercial fertilizer as well as rabbit or chicken manure. And you can use both of those fresh. They are both "cold" and will not burn your plants. Aside from that, I use MiracleGro and have never had it burn anything. Good luck starting again!
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    oh that has to suck - I am sorry to hear you are having to do it all over again.

  4. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I just bought the miracle grow water stuff...it wasn't that was it? I am about to plant a bunch o fruit trees & veggies...
  5. menkot

    menkot Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    I asked my dh what could have gone wrong. He asked if you fertilized the ground or the plants? A lot of fertilizers are strictly for before you plant. He said if it had pot ash in it then it would definitely burn it up. I know this does not help NOW but maybe it will help with a future garden. If nothing else just read to make sure no potash before you fertilize plants. I am not saying you were mistaken just trying to help. [​IMG] That is what my dh does for a living just on a much larger scale [​IMG]
  6. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Sorry, that does sucks! Its like paying to kill the garden.
    ....I am probably not helping......um.......at least it can be replanted!
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    That really sucks. If I burnt up my garden here... there's no starting over since they will probably die before they fruit much.

    I just use chicken poo dug in the fall, or a decent scoop of poo in 5 galons of water stirred up real good.

    My biggest most fruitful tomatoes last year were from the area where I put the left over turtle water onto.
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Oh jeeesh! I am so sorry. I was finally able to get my potatos in last weekend. My son,( the biggest city boy in the world, yuppie type) Got in the hog pen, and scooped poop.....them we made a " pig poop soup" to water in the garden. Then of course watered again really well. We dont use commercial additives in our gardens. Again..im so sorry. hope you have time to replant...its still early!
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Sorry to hear about your garden all that work and to loose it that's really hurts. We compost the horse poo from the pens and we add it all winter long and hubby works the ground with the tractor. So far it going good we just need it to rain it's gets so hot here the plants wilt fast.
  10. normajean

    normajean Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    This is all what is so wonderful and synergistic with animals and gardening....a huge circle....
    plant a garden
    eat the veggies
    give scraps to chickens
    chickens make fertilizer
    fertilize the garden and

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