Inorganic soil and fert

StreamGrove

Yamadori
Messages
62
Reaction score
27
This will be the first winter my Japanese Maples will be in 100% inorganic soil. They have been fertilized during spring and summer. I know its good to not fert them during fall and winter, but does this still apply when using 100% inorganic soil?. Doesnt the plant still need nutrience during dormancy? My mix is 1/1/1 lava, akadama,pumice.
Thanks
 

Bnana

Chumono
Messages
613
Reaction score
633
Location
The Netherlands
USDA Zone
8
If a plant doesn't grow it doesn't need nutrients.
 

StreamGrove

Yamadori
Messages
62
Reaction score
27
Gotcha, so the roots stop growing too?
 

cmeg1

Masterpiece
Messages
4,705
Reaction score
6,352
Location
Southeast Pennsylvania USA
USDA Zone
7a
Its nice to have mineral……just water every watering with a 5:2 ratio of humic acid powder & kelp powder…..NPK BRAND OR KALIX BRAND.
There is lots more going on in root surface than meets the eye.
 

StreamGrove

Yamadori
Messages
62
Reaction score
27
thanks for the info, my plants did seem to enjoy the npk kelp, still have some left over. cheers!
 
Top Bottom