This is a general question that may be hard to answer without more details.
But let me try asking:
We in the Northeast have had near-record amounts of rainfall and lack of
sunshine in recent months (just today about two inches fell in a very short
time in my yard, according to my rain gauge) following a snowy winter. Many of
my plants are wan and pathetic (some leaf color is a few shades lighter than
normal, for instance). Obviously, nutrients have been washed out of the soil
during this time. My entire and too small supply of compost is just about used
up and I don't expect enough new compost to be ready for a couple of months.
So what (without benefit of a current soil test) would be best to add to the
plants overall (or at least to selected plantings)? Is there a quickie organic
tonic that could be sprayed on leaves or dug in to give my annuals and
perennials (many are designated as herbs and native plants and don't usually
need much in the way of fertile soil) a boost for the last couple of months of
I've been good about digging in balanced granular amendments, but it's a bit
late for those now. I've done a little watering in of fish and seaweed
emulsions to selected plantings, but gosh, I hate watering anything in right
now.....! FYI, my soil is mostly sandy clay, with good drainage, and when
there is sun, I get lots of it in most areas.
Thanks for any ideas....
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