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Fertilisers and feeding your plants

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:49 am    Post subject: Fertilisers and feeding your plants  Reply with quote

Your plants wont grow as big as you would like without a bit of extra help so this forum helps you understand what to feed and what fertilisers do what to your plants ,and some home made fertiliser you might like to use

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:39 am    Post subject: Fertilisers and manures Reply with quote

Common Fertilizers
Fertilizers quickly break down to provide specific nutritional needs to plants. Organics need time to be broken down into the simple chemical substances required by plants. Thus organic manures tend to be safer to use when feeding plants as they rarely tend to "burn" then. But if you have ever applied too much inorganic fertilizer to a plant you know the damage that it can do in a short amount of time because of the concentration of nutrients in one spot at one time. Always use inorganic fertilizers with care and read all the instructions.

Fish Fertilizer: This is a good fertilizer, but is extremely smelly. However, it is a good source of nitrogen and some phosphorous.

Sulphate of Ammonia: A soluble salt which is an excellent source of Nitrogen. Use with care as it may promote an excess of green growth and make your plants weak, spindly and susceptible to disease.

Ammonium Nitrate: Useful to increase soil acidity.

Nitro-chalk: A mixture of Ammonium Nitrate and Limestone. Useful in neutralizing acid soils.

Calcium Cyanamide: A source of Nitrogen and helps to de-acidify the soil. It must be used carefully as it may kill young plants.

Rock Phosphate: A naturally occurring product that is not soluble in water. Useful for soils with a high degree of organic matter, but will not break down and be useful to plants in sandy or neutral soils -- needs acidic soils to be catalyzed. A little goes a long way.

Magnesium Phosphate: Useful in promoting chlorophyll production in plant leaves necessary for healthy plant growth.

Superphosphate of Potash: Partly soluble in water and quickly available for plant use.

Potassium: An essential element deficient in sandy soils.

Calcium: Another essential element for most plants. Also known as lime, it helps to neutralize the acidity of acidic soils and allows the release of plant nutrients that would otherwise be bound in the soil and unavailable to plants. Lime should be applied carefully as it may cause a deficiency of other elements in plants if used in large quantities.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: other types of feeds Reply with quote

Has anyone used comfrey or any sort of green manure to feed their allotment veg? Has it worked? Is it effective?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:49 pm    Post subject: Re: other types of feeds Reply with quote

Jimpy wrote:
Has anyone used comfrey or any sort of green manure to feed their allotment veg? Has it worked? Is it effective?


I used to use it a lot....usually in a smelly mix with soaked nettles. I put said nettles and comfrey in a sack and put it in a butt of water. Give it a stir every now and again. Two weeks later you should have a fine brew.....dilute it with water until you get a mix that looks like weak tea and feed your veg once every 7 - 10 days.

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