Category Archives: Fertilizers

FERTILIZERS AND MINERAL NUTRITION: FOLK FICTION AND FUCHSIA PHYSIOLOGY

By Peter R. Baye, Ph.D.
San Francisco Branch

Fertilizers are essentially manufactured sources of mineral nutrients which are deliberately applied to plants. The subject of fertilizer is often treated by amateur gardeners and professional horticulturists a very personal matter of conviction, like home medical remedies, family recipes, child rearing techniques, or even religious beliefs. The physiology of mineral nutrients in flowering plants is not really a matter of conviction; it is a relatively old science. It also has been translated into a popular science because of its practical applications, some distortions occur with simplification or mixing with non-scientific beliefs. Continue reading FERTILIZERS AND MINERAL NUTRITION: FOLK FICTION AND FUCHSIA PHYSIOLOGY

AMERICAN FUCHSIA SOCIETY BASIC FUCHSIA CULTURE

AMERICAN FUCHSIA SOCIETY

BASIC FUCHSIA CULTURE

updated: February 2012

The fuchsia growing cycle starts early spring, when the weather begins to warm after the last frost or hard freeze. The cycle ends in October or November when fuchsias go dormant. Continue reading AMERICAN FUCHSIA SOCIETY BASIC FUCHSIA CULTURE