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Where can I get 6-2-12? Or. How can I make it? Thanks. Les
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Just get some potassium sulfate if you want to up it.
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Where can I get 6-2-12? Or. How can I make it? Thanks. Les
where are you located? diamond r sells a 6-3-16 that is close to what you are looking for. they are based out of FL. also, Richard on the forum has a similar product that is available in water-soluble. i have used both and they work great for me.
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i just found this 6-2-12 on the web. seems pretty expensive, though. $25 for 5lbs. http://stokestropicals.plants.com/St...izer-P275.aspx
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i just found this 6-2-12 on the web. seems pretty expensive, though. $25 for 5lbs. Stokes Tropicals Banana Fertilizer
hopefully that's a typo and it's 25lbs for $5. i spend under $20 for a 50 lb bag for diamond r 6-3-16.
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For that price, id go to Richard!
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Hurry! I read his site and it seems he's closing down sales/operations. If that's not the case, I hope he corrects me. Pronto.
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My site is closed. Someone else will likely offer Fruit Fuel it in a month or two.
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Sorry to hear this!

Can always order from Kelp for Less. There is a lot of option here.
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My site is closed. Someone else will likely offer Fruit Fuel it in a month or two.
Congrats on the retirement Richard. I hope it's long and enjoyable.
Now that everyday is a Saturday, will we see new updated pictures of that new backyard you put in?
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Now that everyday is a Saturday, will we see new updated pictures of that new backyard you put in?
Phase II of renovation begins the end of July.
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Would 8-2-12 work for you?

HD has BGI-Palmgain $15 for 10lbs which appears to be a lot cheaper than anywhere else.

BGI 10 lb. Palm Fertilizer-FPALM10 - The Home Depot
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Would 8-2-12 work for you?

HD has BGI-Palmgain $15 for 10lbs which appears to be a lot cheaper than anywhere else.

BGI 10 lb. Palm Fertilizer-FPALM10 - The Home Depot
I'm not so sure that a fertilizer with such a high Calcium content is a good idea in central- and south-Florida soils.
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I really do like that Banana Fuel!! It's from wellspring gardens. I've had great success wuth it so far.
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I really do like that Banana Fuel!! It's from wellspring gardens. I've had great success wuth it so far.
What are they selling as "Banana Fuel" these days?
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15-5-30 Premium Water Soluble Fertilizer w/minor elements
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You know, that's a standard fertilizer used mid-stage for sugar beets, etc. and some legumes. I see they've repackaged it at $10 per 2 lbs. An agricultural supplier (e.g., Crop Production Services) will sell it to you at $12 per 5 lbs or $35 per 25 Lbs in the manufacturer's original bag.
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Where can I find a good source of potassium that is organic?
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"organic" -- are you referring to "USDA NOP certified", or "natural", or ???
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