Continuous-Feed Fertilizer – Should I Plan A Fall Feeding

Q: The label on my continuous-feed fertilizer says to feed herbs every three months. I’ve done so once and plan to repeat in July. Should I plan on a fall feeding or not?

A: You have good gardening instincts! Despite what the label says, you should not fertilize herbs in the fall. Fertilizing then could produce new growth which would be frozen off in the wintertime. Furthermore, lightly fertilized herbs have better flavor because they don’t have as much lush growth.

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