How to Fertilize Potted Pansies


Gardeners living in almost any region can successfully grow pansies in a home landscape. Pansies grow throughout the year, although they often take a short break from blooming during the hottest part of the summer. Keep your potted pansies growing vibrantly and blossoming energetically by fertilizing them regularly. With minimal care, pansies will thrive to add beautiful color to your yard throughout the year.

Step 1

Mix the fertilizer at half-strength according to package recommendations for the size of the planting containers. For example, if the package recommends 1 cup of fertilizer solution for a container of a particular size, mix 1 cup of fertilizer solution at half the recommended strength and use the entire amount.

Step 2

Water the pansies first to thoroughly saturate the soil. It is always best to water before you fertilize because this will prevent the possibility of the fertilizer burning tender plant roots and foliage.

Step 3

Pour the fertilizer carefully around the soil in the pots. Take care not to splash fertilizer onto the pansy foliage as you pour the fertilizer.

Step 4

Fertilize the pansies once per month while they are actively growing and blossoming. Stop fertilizing the pansies when they are growing more slowly. Resume fertilizing the pansies when they start to bloom actively again.

Things You'll Need

  • Potted pansies
  • All-purpose fertilizer (water-soluble)


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Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributor to Natural News. She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. She began writing for Internet publications in 2007. She is interested in natural health and hopes to continue her formal education in the health field (nursing) when family commitments will allow.