Do you want to fertilize bay leaf in South Carolina, but don’t know when the best time to do so is?
Fertilizing bay leaf is not as easy as it seems.
- Bay Leaf requires a specific time to be fertilized and a particular amount of fertilization.
So if you fertilize them too early they will die and if you fertilize them too late you won’t get any harvest.
And if you fertilize too much you will “burn” your plant and if you don’t fertilize enough your bay leaf plant won’t grow quickly and large enough to bear a high-yield harvest.
Today, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to fertilize bay leaf in South Carolina:
- To Learn More About WHEN To Fertilize Bay Leaf then read this GUIDE!
When to Fertilize Bay Leaf in South Carolina
There are two specific times you should fertilize your bay leaf plants:
- You should immediately fertilize your bay leaf plants with a 10-10-10 NPK balanced fertilizer mix. Water soluble fertilizer tends to be better for herb plants like bay leaf. The fertilizer should either be mixed with the soil you are planting or in the hole before you transplant your bay leaf into the ground. This will allow your plants to grow quicker and larger.
- The second round of fertilization should be applied just as your bay leaf plant begins to grow large, edible leaves. You will want to still use a balanced fertilizer mix, preferably water-soluble. You will want to apply it to your soil and immediately water after and will continue to do this every 2 – 4 weeks. This will allow your bay leaf plant to bear bigger and more harvest.
When NOT to Fertilize Bay Leaf in South Carolina
There are certain times you should not fertilize your bay leaf plant.
- Don’t fertilize seedlings that are less than 1 month old.
- Don’t fertilize bay leaf plants without immediately watering them after.
- Don’t fertilize bay leaf plants once they have large, edible leaves on them.
- Don’t fertilize bay leaf after the initial fertilization period or before large, edible leaves begins to grow on your plant.
How Much Fertilizer Should I Apply to My Bay Leaf Plants?
The amount of fertilization you apply will depend on the specific type of bay leaf plant you have.
As a general rule you should:
- Always follow the instructions on your fertilizer package. Never apply more than the recommended amount.
- Apply the proper amount of fertilization around your bay leaf plant and never directly on it or on its stem.
- Provide the same amount of fertilization each time you apply it so that your bay leaf plant does not become shocked by too many or too few nutrients.
If you want to learn WHEN to Fertilize ANY Plant in South Carolina, head over HERE and just type in the plant you want to fertilize.
You can also find the BEST Fertilizers for Bay Leaf or Any Plant HERE.