Definition of foliar feed in English:

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foliar feed

noun

Nutrients supplied to the leaves of a plant.
Example sentences
  • I've also given the pepper plants a magnesium foliar feed as one of them has leaves which are turning yellow.
  • Ferrous sulphate applied as a foliar feed works well also, because the leaf uptake portion is quick.
  • Here at the Natural Gardener, we use John's Recipe as a foliar feed every other week through out the year.

Derivatives

foliar feeding

noun
Example sentences
  • Using liquid fertilizer for foliar feeding also helps him get better nutrient uptake in the turfgrass.
  • When variegated plants are too white, foliar feeding with fish emulsion or other high nitrogen fertilizer will ‘green up’ the leaves.
  • We have to keep wetting agents on them and do foliar feeding.

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Syllabification: fo·li·ar feed

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