thebahamiangardener
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Fertilizer Recipe.

Hello all new to this forum.

I'd like to know what type of fertilizer you guys use. i was reading an old post about putting fish in the ground for the plants. By grandpasrose.

i usualy try to keep things more on the organic side . especial when i spray for bugs i use soap and boiled garlic water.

when it come to fertilizer. i mix a little chemical fertilizer with Organic for a balanced mix

The recipe is

Mollasses
Apple Cider Vinegar
Miracle Grow All Purpose plant food
Boiled Mulberry Leaf Water ( If you have one of these trees, boild leaf water is great for young plants as a fertilizer and a formula for translplanting )
Fertilome rooting hormone and plant stimulant
Dissolved sunniland all purpose plant food.


currently I'm trying an experiment. i just started composting a few weeks ago. And i've read about fish emulsions and other organic gold recipes.

I'm tring to do like a kitchen scrap emulsion type thing. I set it out yesterday i'll give it a week more and i'll strain the water out.

but whats ur special recipe for fertilizer. It can be from grass clippings and water in a bucket to something more elaborate.

Any help would be really nice. :lol:

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Welcome to the forum, thebahamiangardener. :D

I think you've got the right idea -- you just need to dig a little deeper :wink: and understand what goes on behind the concept of organic gardening. I do recommend that you read [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18026]this thread[/url] for why you shouldn't mix any chemical fertilizer with all your good organic ingredients. You'll find, too that you won't need artificial growth hormones when healthy microbiology in your soil and on your plants are on your side.

Enjoy your garden and wishing you a bountiful season.

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thanks applestar. i think i'll do a test of my own. organic fertilizers vs chemical. i'll do the test on butternut squash seed lings since i have an excess. I'm sure thatthe organics will win. And with the mix i concocted thanx for the thread,i had read it alreadt though, what I'm trying to acheive is to get the best of both worlds. but i think you can get all the good from organics ehh ? the test wiil be run really soon and i'll post the results.

thanx

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All natural

Bahama, you very well may find the chemical fertilizer produces bigger squash, but then you might as well buy them from commercial agribusiness growers and supermarkets. Chemicals force plants to grow bigger and faster. They also deplete the soil, and disrupt the natural soil biology that is essential for sustainability.

Anything edible can be composted if the compost gets hot enough. Mine never does. But I have another trick. Everytime I boil vegetables or pasta, I cool the water and feed it to my garden. DO NOT USE SALT in the water! All the good nutrients that get leached out of your food can do your garden a world of good.
Photosynthesis... it's off the grid!

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thanx

thanx man. I really appreciate the info. I've got my manure tea ready for use . And i got three squash up and the experiment will proceed as planned.

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How long tomatoes live

Hey, I did a little research and find that determinate tomatoes (those that ripen all at once) are always annuals. But indeterminate tomatoes (which continue to get taller and produce fruits over time) can live as long as 3 years in a greenhouse under optimum conditions.

It's probably not worth all the care and feeding that would take, even if you have the right temperatures.
Photosynthesis... it's off the grid!

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Re: All natural

Zuni wrote:Every time I boil vegetables or pasta, I cool the water and feed it to my garden. DO NOT USE SALT in the water! All the good nutrients that get leached out of your food can do your garden a world of good.
Huh? Never thought about that. Good idea they always say not boil veggies too long or you will lose all the nutrients. They end up in the water never put 2 and 2 together.

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thanx for the Boiled vegetable recipe. just boiled up some using orange rinds onion skins carrots and potatoes. i strained it and the solid go in the compost the water i have right here with me. I hope it works.

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