A plant's gotta eat, right? But what to do when the poor little thing is confined to a pot and can't go foraging? It just needs extra T.L.C.,* that's all. It runs out of nutrients and water so much more quickly than my plants in the ground. (*Tender Loving Care)
One of my favorite things to do in my garden is to feed my plants. I like to use fish emulsion for many different plants. I even keep a measuring cup by my faucet for measuring it out. I guess some would say that the fish emulsion stinks, but I really don't mind it, because of its pleasant association with my garden. (Beside, I can't smell it right now anyway - I have a cold.)
The frozen soil in my pots is starting to thaw, finally releasing the roots of the plants. My Johnnies are looking rather winter-weary, so today I gave them some "fish." I take the pots that are on the porch off of the porch to water and/or feed them so water doesn't puddle on the porch. Those pots didn't freeze, but, even so, the Johnnies were looking like they could use a boost. And in a week or two, all my Johnnies in their various pots will have brighter leaves and more blooms on the way.
Have a beautiful day!
It's been a glamorous week in the garden
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