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Nutritional supplements for soil.

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Using water soluble fertilizer as nutrient solution

I am quite new to hydroponics so forgive my ignorance :) I am planning to make a simple DWC set up (for tomatoes) and was wondering if I could use a water soluble fertilizer (20-20-20 with Mg Fe Cu ...
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How to take care of White Sandalwood Plant in the Pot?

Previously, I have posted this question on SE and it was related to Red Sandalwood plant (dead now). Recently, I have purchased a new White Sandalwood plant. But, I think that the condition of this ...
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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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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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Forcing a non-grafted lemon tree to produce blooms & fruit

About 8.5 years ago I successfully germinated a lemon seed from a store-bought lemon (I believe it was a Eureka lemon). Fast-forward to today and that lemon seed has grown into a 9-foot tall tree. ...
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Can crushed rapeseed be used instead of rapeseed meal as fertilizer?

Traditionally, the Japanese use rapeseed meal as fertilizer. This is a non-waste production, they extract oil from seeds and use the resulting meal as fertilizer. But I wondered: is it possible to use ...
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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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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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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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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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How to save tree harmed by urine?

Is it possible to save trees that are harmed by dog urine? I have some young trees which died some time ago, and at first I didn’t understand why that happened. But it happened very suddenly. The ...
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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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Should I use aluminum sulfate (sulphate) to acidify my soil?

It is often recommended online or by nurseries to apply aluminum sulfate to plants like blueberries, rhododendrons, azaleas and to hydrangeas to make the flowers blue. Is this advice I should follow?
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Why does my grass have bright green patches?

My yard is about 6 years old (new house). When we put the yard in, the seed was equal parts Fescue, Rye, and Kentucky Bluegrass. We live in NE Ohio. About 2-3 years ago, we started getting 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is spent cat litter an appropriate source of nitrogen for compost?

Is spent cat litter an appropriate source of nitrogen for compost? The cat litter used is made of recycled paper pellets so is rich in carbon. It doesn't contain the cat faeces because that is fished ...
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What features should I look for in a fertilizer spreader?

I have been asked to purchase a fertilizer spreader for someone as a holiday gift. I'm completely lost as to what features are worth extra money and what features are not. The recipient has an ...
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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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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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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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Miracle Grow, good or bad?

I am a little torn over Miracle grows fertilizer that they sell. Example of what I am talking about here. I have known this stuff to be good because it can supply 24-8-16 (NPK) to plants, so it takes ...
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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 Fertilizer should I use for Coriander?

Which fertilizer should I use to grow larger leaves on coriander plants? I have read this question - What could cause my coriander plant to start browning? Which talks about over water logged soil ...
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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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Which plants/trees will benefit from using urine as a fertilizer?

We know that urine can do a plant good. Certain plants (like citrus trees) will absolutely do well if you add urine to their intake. But urine is very high in nitrogen and could potentially "burn" ...
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Different fertilizer ratios suggested for golf courses and home lawns?

I was reading this article about care for seashore paspalum turf - http://www.environmentalturf.com/images/maintenance/finalmanual.pdf. At about page 22 (of the document, not the PDF), they start ...
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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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What has caused stunted growth of my Peace lily?

The growth of my peace lily has stunted. Should I fertilize my peace lily with humic acid? Can it substitute NPK? I brought this plant home 4 months back, when it was new to our home. Its growth ...
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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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Do indoor plants go dormant in winter?

I read that many plants go dormant in winter. I live in the Netherlands, and while outside temperatures are between -3 °C and 10 °C in winter, the temperatures in my room are always between 15 °C and ...