Too much nitrogen curtails the blooms

I watched a TV program last week that was a garden show with a guest panel to answer phoned-in questions. I had been wondering why my forsythia bush hadn’t bloomed this year. It’s usually the first thing to bloom, and it hasn’t yet. On the show a lady had called in wondering why her flowering bush hadn’t bloomed. They told her too much nitrogen in the soil could be the reason and that you would get more foliage and not get blooms.

So, I thought about it and realized the rabbits had been nesting under my bush which is a big safe place. Of course they also use the space for a bathroom, hence nitrogen. We used to raise rabbits, and it’s good fertilizer, but very strong. You need to make a tea out of it or dry it so as not to burn your plants.

The boys are doing lots of mowing now, and everything looks so nice and green. Still a little chilly at times, but there sure have been some beautiful days. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>