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 Post subject: Good organic fertilizer
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:06 pm 
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Does anyone have a recomendation of a good fertilizer for vegetable gardens about halfway through the season. Alot of my plants could use a good boost.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:11 am 
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I highly recommend Bioform. It's a fish and seaweedcombo that can be watered in as well as sprayed onto the leaves of the plants. It will may a big difference. The smell lingers a short while but is not too unpleasant.

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How about making a homemade compost tea recipe, loaded with extra canned or fresh fish, plus some seaweed!

If you aerated it with a cheap aquarium air pump, and add lots of dry molasses powder to it, it will smell sweet and pleasant in a few days.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 9:16 pm 
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We normally try to foliar feed about every two weeks . Production has been slower than expected so we just wanted to give them a boost.


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 Post subject: Cornmeal to the Rescue!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 4:33 pm 
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If you don't already have cornmeal in your soil, I would add some. It sure seems to help my plants tolerate the heat better and production is consistent and good tasting. I also don't get the soil fungus problems so many people complain about this time of year with tomatoes, peppers, herbs, etc. All my plants seem to respond, including ornamentals. I'd add 5 lbs. per 100 square feet, mix it into the top inch or so of soil and then water it in. My experience has been great with this little, inexpensive addition. Good luck during these dog days!


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