How often do you feed your Annuals?

just thinking, last year I got myself in a right tiz because I lost track of who got fed and how often. To keep it simple this year, I'm thinking of doing a blanket feed once a fortnight. Is this the right amount? What do others do?

There will be a variety of Annuals grown this year 

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  • Do you mean bedding annuals? In pots or in the ground?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,769

    It depends on which annuals - some need more than others, some need none.  Which annuals are you planning to grow?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,266

    I feed the soil once (with blood fish and bone) when I plant them. Then I leave them alone.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,499

    Same as fidget.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Hi I know it was kind of a open ending question. I want to grow in pots, snapdragons, dwarf dahlias, dianthus and swan river daisies.

    just listened to GQT and they were talking about liquid seaweed to perk up leaf growth. Has anyone tried this?

  • I found that dahlias are quite greedy on water in pots so I would assume they would need quite a lot of feed but different feeds at different growing times

    not sure about the rest but I always add BF&B Tto my pots when I'm potting up and a sprinkle of grow more GP fertilizer

    Clueless

  • I really think it's important to look at your compost in your pot when it comes to watering them some pots will need water because of location,plant and size of plant so they same can be said for the fertilizer what I do is use a coloured marker  and add that colour to my calendar

    Clueless

  • CluelessGardener wrote (see)

    I really think it's important to look at your compost in your pot when it comes to watering them some pots will need water because of location,plant and size of plant so they same can be said for the fertilizer what I do is use a coloured marker  and add that colour to my calendar

    Clueless

    I like this idea Clueless, I'm a visual person and like colour remindersimage 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,769

    Mark, not that it really matters if you're using them as bedding to be discarded at the end of the summer,  but the plants you're growing aren't annuals - I'm fairly sure that snapdragons are biennials and the rest are perennials. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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