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Beginning Gardener Series: Fertilizing seedlings and plant starts

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Fertilizing seedlings and plant starts You have planted your own seeds, and they have sprouted now what?  Seedlings are no different than their fully grown counterparts, and they need to be fertilized just the same.  When it comes to seedlings, you should begin fertilizing as soon as they have their first set of true leaves.  What are true leaves?  When seedlings sprout, the first leaves you see are Cotyledons.  You will notice that these leaves all look the same regardless of what you are growing.  These leaves provide the plant with all the nutrients necessary until the true leaves appear. ...

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