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Great Garden Formulas

Great Garden Formulas

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Published by EKO Gerila
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The
ULTIMATEBOOK
of
MIX-IT-YOURSELFCONCOCTIONS
for
YOUR
GARDEN
 
fast.fun,andfabulousFertilizer
QUick-Fixes
Feedthesoil,andthesoil
will
feedyourplants,That'soneofthebasictenetsofor-ganicgardening.Inmostcases,anannualapplicationofrichcompostorwell-agedmanurewillprovideenoughnutrientsandorganicmattertosustainyourplantsallthroughthegrowingseason.Evenso,yourgardenwillprobablyneedaquickpick-me-upfromtimetotime.Thatdoesn'tmeanthatyouhavetorunouttothegardencenterand,dropsomecashonanexpensivefertilizer,Chancesareyouhavetheingredi-entsformakingyourowninexpensive,earth-friendlyplantfoodrightathandWe'vepolledgardenexpertsfromaroundthecountryfortheirfavoritefertil-izerformulas.Manyofthesefertilizermixes,blends,andsolutionsprovidemorethanthebigthreenutrientsofnitrogen,phosphorus,andpotassium.Theyalsoincludevitalmi-cronutrients,plantgrowthhormones,soilconditioners.andevendiseaseandinsectfighters.Some
ofthese
time-testedfertilizerformulasincludetraditional,easy-to-findmaterials,likefishemulsionandmanure,Othersmakeliseofmoreunusualingredi--ents,likeEpsomsaltsandvinegar.Stillothersmakethemostofkitchenandgardenwastes,includingcoffeegroundsandweeds.Wehopethesegardener-to-gardenerformulaswillinspireyoutocookupsomeofyourowncreativemixes
by
makinguseoflocallyavailablematerialsforfertilizer.Collectwastesfromlocalbreweries.tma-nurefromzoosorlocalfarms,leavesfromcurbsldes,andkitchenScrapsfromrestau-rantsorgrocerystores.Manyestablish-mentswillbegladtohaveyourhaulawaytheirwastesforfree,Someoftherecipesinthischapterincludefertilizerproductsthatyou'llneedtobuyatagardencenterorthroughamail-ordersupplycompany,
If
you'renewtousingorganicfertilizers,youmaynotknowthenamesofsomeoftheseproducts.Here'sa:;,rundownofsomeproductsyou'lluse:Bloodmeal:driedbloodproducedasaby-productofthemeatindustry;con-tainsabout13percentnitrogenColloidalphosphate:claywashedfromrockphosphatewhentherock
phos-
phateismined;goodsourceofphos-phorusCottonseedmeal:awasteproductleftaftercottonseedoilispressedoutofcot-tonseed;maycontainchemicalresiduesFIshemulsion:aliquidby-productoftheanimalfeedindustry,madefromfish;goodsourceofnitrogen
Greensand:
minedmineraldeposits;goodsourceofpotassiumandothermineralsGuano:aged,driedbirdorbatdroppings;highinnitrogenandphosphate
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harvestsofvegetablesand
fruitwillrequire
morefrequentfertilizera
p
plications
I
particu-
ladybeforeandimmediatelyafterflowering,
PickYourMix
You'llfindbothdryandliquidfertilizerformulas
inthis
chapter.
Dry
fertilizers,suchaslong-lastinggranularorpowderedmixes,aregreatforsidedressingactivelygrowingplants.Thesepower-packedorganicfertil-izersnotonlysupply
nutrients,
butalsoiru-provethetextureandmoistureretention
of
thesoilbyfeedingavastarmyofbeneficialmicrobes(asmanyas900billionin1poundofsoil).AndthesefertilizerSwillkeeponworkingforweeks,evenmonths
In
mostcases,youcanjustspreaddryfertilizeronthesoilaroundindividualplantsand
lightly
scratchthem
into
thesoil.
If
yoursoilisIowananyofthemajornutrients
(nitrogen
is.especiallysoluble,so
it
leachesoutquicklyfromthesoil),thesedryfertilizersmaybethebestwaytopro-videthem.Theliquidfertilizerformulas
we've
col-lectedtaketheformoffast-actingteasandmixturesforfoliarfeeding(sprayingtheleavesofaplant)andsoildrenches.\Xfhileit'snosubstituteforabalancedsoil.foliarfeedingcanbethebestwaytosupplementyourplants'diets.Likethevitaminandmineralsupplements
we
humanstaketocombathighstresslevelsortomakeupforpooreatinghabits,foliarfeedingsdon'treplacegoodsoilfertilizers"theymerelysupplementthem.
If
major-nutrients
ortraceminerals
are
missingfromthesoil,theseliquidfertilizers,sprayeddirectlyontheleaves,
will
providethemfast!Plants
will
immediatelyabsorb
themicronu-
trients
fromliquid[ertilizerslikemanuretea,composttea,andseaweedsolutionsSinceplantscan'tstoreexcessnutrientsintheirleavesanddrawonthemlater;you'llhavetorepeatfoliarfeedingsatregularintervals.It'scheapertobuyfertilizeringredientsinbulkandsplitthecostsandtheresultingmixwithagardeningfriendorneighbor.Butsplittingabatchisn'talwayspossible,andit'sagoodideatobepreparedincasethereareleftovers.You'll
heed
containers,ofcourse,butlabelsarejustasimportant.Alwayslabelfertilizercontainersbeforeyou
fill
themsothere'snochanceofforgettingalabelorconfusingthecontentswithanothergardenproduct.Storehomemadefertilizerin5-gallonplasticbucketswithlids..Thatway,mois-ture(andpests)can'tgetintothemixandspoilit.Youcangetbucketsforfree-orforasmallfee-fromgrocerystoresandrestaurants.Attachyourlabels,oruseapermanentmarkingpentowritethedateandingredientsoneachbucket."

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