thanks everyone! i watered half my collection this morning and made sure to wet the leaves to get rid of any fertilizer that i got on them. i'll do the other half in the early morning. (gives them a chance to get the leaves dry by evening). i'll leave the fertilizer alone for at least a month since most of them have poor roots, and when i do i'll not get any on the leaves and use it at half strength. i think my confusion was that when you water them you should wet the leaves, so i figured i should do the same when i fertilized. you guys are great detectives!