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Why do turf winterguard (applied late fall) fertilizers have no “P” (phosphorous)?

A leading brand's fall food is 32-0-10. As I understand it “P” helps roots grow. The fertilizers say they help grow deep roots. So at first glance seems odd to exclude this macro. My hypothesis ...
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Testing for nitrogen after applying blood meal?

In preparation for refreshing a garden box for a winter season, I tested for nutrients and found it was very low in nitrogen. I added more soil and amendment (for other reasons -- neither has many ...
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Does the glyphosate in our urine make it improper for use as a fertilizer?

It is known that urine has many positive effects on plants due to its chemical composition (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium). However, it is now also known that even organic food consumers end up ...
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Whitish film over mustard cake tea

I had kept mustard oil cake dissolved in water in order to make fertiliser tea. But a whitish layer appeared over it after three days. Will it be safe to use that tea on my potted plants?
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Tomatoes seem to be stagnating?

I planted 4 tomato plants later in the season (mid June?). I have a 12" raised bed with good soil in it and they get about 10 hours of direct sunlight every day. I water them every other day with ...
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Avocado pruning, fertilizing and repotting advice

My very leggy avocado plant is about 1 meter tall and seems to be suffering from chlorosis. I think I need to prune it to make it more bushy, fertilize it and repot it. In what order should I do these ...
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Mint fertilized with geranium feed - not feeling good

A couple of days ago my roommate fertilized his mint with a geranium feed, but unfortunately, the mint does not seem to have appreciated it - the leaves became brown and mostly fell: see the picture ...
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How long can you store liquid tomato food after mixing?

I've bought a bottle of concentrated tomato feed. The mix ratio is 25ml concentrate to 4L I was hoping to mix a large amount in a tank and connect it to a gravity fed dripper irrigation system. I ...
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What is the right fertilizer for growing grass in a clay soil?

What is the right fertilizer strategy for growing grass in a clay soil? I know there is a seasonal difference, for example using more phosphorus in the fall. My clay has a 6.5 pH which is fine, so I ...
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Can I recover my lawn from fertilizer burn?

I was hoping to improve my lawn. I used Scott's Weed & Feed with a little GrubX in hopes of killing weeds and improving the look of my lawn. (Fig A) I didn't think I over did it, but obviously ...
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How do I naturally or organically add iron supplements for my plants

From another question it looks like my avocado plants are deficient in iron. I'd like to explore and try natural/organic ways of supplementing iron. (I know organic is carbon and carbon compounds) So ...
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Adding 10 cm of cow manure to my orchard in summer without hurting trees

I have bought an orchard recently which has 42 apples 26 walnuts and 27 and some other trees. I know that no fertilizer has been added to soil for at least 2 years. I have read that adding 10cm of ...
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Using own hair and nail clippings as fertilizer?

There is a lot to hear about using horn shavings as ecological alternative to conventional fertilizer. I was wondering - since my hair and nails are basically the same substance, could I use them in ...
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Lawn fertilizer burn?

Is this light fertilizer burn? I used moss killer, lawn lime and crabgrass prevention+fertilizer in that order at least 2 weeks apart from early April to late May. New England Lawn.
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Is this burnt from fertilizer?

I plant this about two months ago and now it is showing yellow leaves I think it is due to some powder-like fertilizer I put around the root (5 inches away) and bury in the compost when I planted it. ...
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How to combine watering and fertilising of Bonsais

I have read in many places that one should not fertilise a dry soil, so I apply my liquid fertiliser after watering. But because I water my trees up until water is dripping from the drains, as soon as ...
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Does urea or blood meal displace naturally occurring npk in the soil?

I've heard that if you use fertilizers on the soil they will displace the naturally occuring npk. Will blood meal, and urea harm the soil?
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What proportions should be mixed of urea, wine caps, and dirt?

I have all of my nitrogen locked up with wood chips (4 Silverado 1500 truck loads) from last year, and now am trying to rebalance my soil, so I plan to mix winecaps with ura (45-0-0) with the native ...
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Fixing bad shape almost dead shrub

I live in Pacific Northwest and since last summer, I didn't take care for this guy: Now it looks very bad shape. I guess lack of sun is part of the problem. What can I do NOW? How should I care ...
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I over-fertilized my lawn

I misread the application instruction on the Scotts Fertilizer bag and set the rotary spreader to 7 3/4 instead of 3. Is there anything I can do to prevent fertilizer burn? I applied the fertilizer ...
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Could watering a lawn with champagne help it grow better?

According to multiple Belgian and Dutch newspapers and magazines, a Belgian/Dutch millionaire (Salar Azimi) uses champagne to water his lawn. When asked about this in an interview (only available ...
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Sequencing for tick, weed and fertilize treatments for lawn

Northeastern US here in case that makes a difference in the answer. I have a back lawn as pictured below. Section A is a grassy slope and Section B is flat grass lawn. We have two small kids that are ...
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Should I repot these pineapples?

I planted both of these pineapples from ones I bought in the store. Are they fine in their current pots or should they be repotted? Any other care tips for them? They have been inside for a while, but ...
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Making emulsion out of slaughterhouse waste

I have previously made fish emulsion to fertilize a small greywater garden; pretty much sealing fish waste (entrails, bones, skin) into oxygen-free plastic containers and leaving it for 6 months to a ...
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Best practices for watering plants with geothermal water

My new home uses a geothermal water system, so the sulfur levels are high (based on the lovely rotten-egg smell). I've read that sulfur can be really good for plants, but I'm wary about the amounts I'...
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Excess Zinc in garden soil

I had the soil in one of my garden beds tested for a wide spectrum of minerals. This bed was originally filled with bought topsoil and mushroom compost, then it was cultivated with parsnips and ...
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What to do when urea fertilizer is overused for a plant?

I had an year old Pomegranate plant in my garden. Few days ago our garden help fertilized the plants in our garden. After four or five days the Pomegranate plant and few other plants started falling ...
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Organic matter in organic fertilizer

Is organic matter (OM) in organic fertilizer important? Is higher OM better than lower OM? For example: NPK 3:2:2 OM 71% better than NPK 3:2:2 OM 60%?
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Which Fertilizers to use?

I have a Gardenia, anthrium and peace lily indoors. For my other plants, I use NPK (7+3+6) for the green plants, NPK (3.5 + 6 + 6 ) for blossom plants and another NPK(4+1.5+4) for all purpose. My ...
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Fertilized reservoir for automated watering system

I would like to move forward and install an automated watering system for my home plants that grow in growing tent. Today I’m watering x3 times in a week, each watering is for 4liters of fertilized ...
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Using a syringe to dispense liquid fertilizer

I have about a dozen plants (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers) I'm wanting to fertilize automatically. My wife has a couple of orchids, and I noticed she gets liquid fertilizer in a tube which she ...
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Giving Miracle Gro fertilzer to prayer plant

The instructions on the Miracle Gro package says "Mix 1/4 tsp in 0.5 gallon water". Yet, the prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) needs very little water every day (if at all) and fertilizer once every ...
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Kentia Palm's Outer Leaves Are Browning Quickly

I have bought a kentia palm about a year ago and I live in a warm and relatively humid climate. Some of the leaf tips have gone brown here and there in the past year, but I have noticed that the outer ...
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Which kitchen and garden scraps can be scattered on a vegetable garden soil?

I'm trying to make the switch to adding natural instead of synthetic fertilizer to my vegetable garden (and stop tilling while I'm at it). Besides compost, I'm curious whether I could use some kitchen ...
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Is it sensible to do composting in a grow bag or pot which already has plants planted in it?

I've taken a half liter soft drink bottle, cut off the bottom portion of it and created holes at the bottom and created top-vents like the ventilation that pipe composting needs. The blue arrows ...
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What kind of disease does my 'Ghost' chili have?

I have nine chili peppers, five of them are 'Ghost' peppers (Bhut Jolokia), the other four are 'Cayenne' peppers. I feed them every week with an NPK-4-3-5 fertilizer(6ml). I started to notice that my ...
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There is this strange white growth around the outside of my pot plants

So, recently we have been conducting an experiment in which we have had to try and grow bean plants while using fertiliser to compare which fertiliser is the best in terms of growth. Over three weeks ...
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How much of this fertilizer should I use on my Jade Plants?

I have this fertilizer that is meant for house flowers as well as vegetables, I was planning one using it for my Jade Plants. How much should I give them? I have never fertilized my Jade Plants before....
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Fully chelated iron vs Chelated Iron

When I buy iron supplements for my plants, is there a difference between "chelated iron" and "fully chelated iron"? I found one that doesn't say "fully", but it's half the price. Is there even a ...
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Can I use this fertilizer on my Jade Pants?

So I have never fed my jade plants in the 2 years that I have owned them and they aren't too happy. I found this universal water soluble fertilizer and was wondering if I could use it on my jade ...
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Organic lawn fertilizer available in the UK?

Lots of organic fertilizers on the market but very little information to help choose between them. Can anyone recommend a good one that is available in the UK. Read great things about Milorganite but ...
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I am confused about miracle grow

I have use Miracle Grow for years. I am hearing nowadays that Miracle Grow might be is harmful. I plant in ground. I have a garden 60 feet by 90 feet. I have grown lovely tomatoes and other items. ...
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Black stem tips in a blueberry plant

I have a blueberry plant that is about 4 months old and a couple of weeks ago I noticed that the tips of the two main stems (the ones that the plant came with when I bought it), and some leaves are ...
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Fertilizers and How to “error”

I am following instructions (or attempting to) to plant a pecan tree and one of the steps is to add 5-10-15 fertilizer around the tree. I can find no 5-10-15, but readily find 5-5-5, 10-10-10 (and ...
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Seeding grass with milorganite

I used weed killer almost 2 weeks ago and I think I am ready to seed and fertilize. My yard is around 9.000 sq ft and backyard gets lots of sun light but my trees block the half part so half part is ...
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Camelia changii - fertilization problems

My Camellia changii is losing its color and getting this aspects so sad. Is it lack of fertilizer or, conversely, excess? I live in Sintra, Portugal, and the climate is excellent for camellias in ...
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Does chicken manure interfere with fruit trees?

I have a lemon and orange tree which chickens roost in and poo around and causing the trees not to bear much fruit. What can I do to eliminate the nitrogen in the soil? I cannot move the chickens ...
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Questions from an organic lawn care beginner

My lawn was sodded last year during the summer and there was a drought, so this spring the bare spots have revealed themselves. I'm trying to figure out the best plan utilizing organic products. ...
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Can I use a 3-in-1 mix with an overseed machine?

This lawncare product is a 3-in-1 solution containing seed, fertilizer, and soil improver. Can I use an overseed machine with the fertilizer and soil improver mixed in or will that harm the machine ...
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How to Properly Store Fertilizer?

I have a bag of granule lawn fertilizer (not weed and feed) that I am looking to store after having applied part of it to my lawn. What is the best way to store fertilizers, and how long can I store ...