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Old 03-19-2011, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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These are a few of the fertilizers and soil amendments I use. Not all are intended for bananas.


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Here's some more.






This is a new one for me.
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Wow, you've got some great stuff there Dean!


Thanks for sharing.


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I like to have a variety of things based on the plant I'm fertilizing.
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Yes, me too Dean!


You should see underneath my kitchen sink...there must be 20 different kinds!


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Yeah, know what you mean...
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It's getting crazy! I think the plants have more food than I do!


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Same here I need to use some up before I buy anymore.

I have some other stuff too. I'm thinking of putting it on my trees. Everything should grow good this spring.

Hey Sherry, what's the official date for spring anyway?
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It's today...March 20th!!!


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I am beginning to think we are all a victim of the fertiziler industry. When
i was young almost everybody here had a vegetable garden with cut flowers. I still wonder how they did it without all those fertilizers. I guess
every plant got the same food...something organic.


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Wow Dean thats alot of fertilizers. Here are some that I use. I would love to get some liquid seaweed again.

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Here's the mainstay of my plant additives.

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I like Superthrive. I've used it once before and had good results
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My favorite is Dutch Nutrient Formula. It's organic, water-soluble, odorless, and amazing...





I use a blend for seedlings & cuttings, and also for my flowers, veggies & fruits.


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Wow you can use that for cuttings too?
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Once they root, yes you absolutely can use it for cuttings...and seedlings too, Cam.


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I guess right now I need to wait for my dragon fruit to develop roots
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That's right Cam, because roots are what take in the fertilizer...so if there are no roots, there can be no uptake of nutrients.


Foliage feeding is becoming popular though now too.


I also enjoy Blood & Bonemeal as another wonderful organic fertilizer...although the box I have is too ratty and used looking to show pics!


I enjoy eggshells for slow-release calcium, and Epsom salts are a personal favorite too.


Sheep & Cow manure and Peat Moss are what I use as garden soil fertilizers and amendments...not to mention "Black Earth".


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Im starting to use Epsom salt for my plants both foliar and applying it to the soil when watering
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Here's the mainstay of my plant additives.

I'm going to have to try some of that. I've heard lots of good things about it.
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