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When to feed Hostas?

ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 2,043
edited May 2022 in Plants
I have these two Hostas in pots, and have managed to keep the slugs at bay. There appear to be flower buds forming. 
Would they benefit from feeding, and if so, when do I start?


  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,106
    I have never fed Hostas. @Hostafan1 Do you feed your please?
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 455
    I used to chuck some feed on mine every now and then when in pots.
    Now in the ground I don't think I'll bother.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,111
    I've never fed them either - pots or ground. If the soil's relatively decent in the pot, they shouldn't need it.
    I don't really grow any now though - just another slug magnet. I have one which is reasonably repellent by itself. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,314
    I never feed mine
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,069
    I've never fed mine. It amazes me that they come back bigger and better every year even though they're in pots. If I fed them, they might get a taste for it 😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 2,043
    That makes life a little easier. Thanks, all.
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