When to start feeding/fertilizing seedlings?


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This year I used the coconut-coil peat bricks and heat pads for my seedlings, and I've had great germination rates.

Since I still have about another month before planting time, at what point/schedule should I start feeding/fertilizing the seedlings?

Thanks!
-Zac
 
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Zac, I start feeding seedlings with a 1/4 strength fertilizer when they get their first true leaves. You may have to move them to larger containers in about two weeks. I use small cells to start seeds, then larger cells when I can see they are getting crowded.
Aren't heat pads the greatest? I have two, and they have improved germination and survival rates!
 
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My seedlings don`t get any feed at all until they are potted into individual pots. I make my own peat based compost and add slow release feed at that point. Osmocote is best.
 
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I use seaweed and comfrey tea at the first scheduled watering after the seedlings break surface.

I neither know nor care if this is "right", but since the fertiliser is low numbers-high availability, it won't harm my seedlings, so I don't need to know or care.
 

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