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Post by Yngv » Wed, 07 Jun 2000 04:00:00



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>. Keep the plants well-misted
>during the summer and they'll make it through your Chicago heat no sweat.
>Good to hear you're having successes now.

Thanks. I also have two more fuschia now, one bought at a farmers market and
another at a different nursery. They are both doing fine. I think the first one
may also have been sold too early--it was a warm day in early May and I assumed
since it was outdoors at the nursery, it was already used to the outdoors, but
the nights may still have been too cool for it.
I have another healthy fuschia that overwintered indoors well enough (except
for a bout of whiteflies, which it survived amazingly well) and is now
outdoors. It's growing like crazy (in a 6 inch pot) but as yet no flowers. I've
already fertilized once and don't want to overdo it. Shouldn't it start
flowering soon? Should I fertilize again (it's been about three weeks).
It's the kind with pink and purple blooms, btw, if that makes a difference.
yngver

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more on why do fuschias always die

Post by Yngv » Thu, 08 Jun 2000 04:00:00


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>Depending on the cultivar, fuchsias flower 8-12 weeks after the last
>pinching. Certainly fertilize if they're growing actively. They're heavy
>feeders, but like their meals weak (or the roots will burn). Feed them every
>week, but at 1/4-1/2 the usual potted-plant recommendation of whatever you
>use. A liquid fertilizer is usually best for this.

Thanks. I'll try giving it a little more dilute fertilizer. Once I brought my
fucshia outside, the whiteflies pretty much disappeared. Indoors I'd been
treating with something systemic--can't remember the name but it worked pretty
well.

I didn't know they didn't need light in the winter while dormant--this year I
may try to keep them in the ba***t. I don't have any place that stays around
35-45 degrees- outdoors it freezes and indoors is heated, of course. But the
ba***t is cooler.
Thanks for the advice.
yngver

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