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#1 Greasy6020 ONLINE  

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 07:26 PM

So, locally there are guys applying liquid fertilizer on their corn and beans, instead of spreading fertilizer as granular type in spring before seeding.

I want to copy that idea, but use it for vegetable crops...

Does anyone think this would work? Are there any outstanding issues you see?

One issue I see is burning seedlings with improperly mixed product (too concentrated/too weak???)

Another possibility if fertilizer is too harmful to the plants, is I can make the plants "tea" made by steeping manure in a burlap sack much like regular tea... My grandpa used to do this for his plants.

Edited by Greasy6020, July 17, 2016 - 07:28 PM.

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 08:19 PM

Miracle Grow would be almost what your talking about .
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Posted July 17, 2016 - 08:57 PM

Miracle Grow would be almost what your talking about .


Yes. My garden is doing great. I just don't use it on any pepper plants.
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Posted July 17, 2016 - 09:22 PM

I just compost horse manure and add it when tilling. The compost "fluffs up the soil" and holds moisture better. The compost tea works good but it is so much work that I can only see using it in small gardens and greenhouses. I also like to mulch around my plants with lawn clippings. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 09:35 AM

So, locally there are guys applying liquid fertilizer on their corn and beans, instead of spreading fertilizer as granular type in spring before seeding.
I want to copy that idea, but use it for vegetable crops...
Does anyone think this would work? Are there any outstanding issues you see?
One issue I see is burning seedlings with improperly mixed product (too concentrated/too weak???)
Another possibility if fertilizer is too harmful to the plants, is I can make the plants "tea" made by steeping manure in a burlap sack much like regular tea... My grandpa used to do this for his plants.

I use and can hook you up with Natural and Organic Liquid Fertilizer. (We all should know Chemical Fertilizer isn't good for the soil/environment)
I'm here to answer any all questions or anyone can PM me.

And yes, you must do proper mixing, just like you would do proper "Spreading" of the chemical fertilizer. Too much can burn, and too little is a waste of your time.
With any and all changes to crops, I suggest a proper soil analysis from a lab and always fertilizer base off the crop you are growing.
Soil Health is the key to sustained and profitable farming.

Edited by gksyn, July 27, 2016 - 09:37 AM.

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Posted July 27, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Hasta Gro - comes in a gallon jug last a long time even with me market growing 


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 11:07 AM

You can make some manure tea out of rabbit manure. 


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 02:30 PM

We use Liquid on our sweet corn.

7-21-7 low salt or 6-19-6 low salt - 3-4 gals/ac in farrow (Depends on pricing)

6-24-30 - 20 gals/ac 2x2 (2" below and 2" to the side of the seed.)

28-0-0 - 30 gals/ac shallow knife in just before it is too tall to get though with my tractor.

I also broadcast 46-0-0 @ 100 lbs/ac and 0-0-60 @ 200lbs/ac per-plant.

Make some nice sweet corn!

 

I would not suggest spraying any liquid fertilizer onto the plant surface unless labeled for that.


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 04:52 PM

Yes. My garden is doing great. I just don't use it on any pepper plants.


Why not pepper plants

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Posted July 28, 2016 - 03:20 AM

Put down plastic mulch, and drip irrigation under it. Then you can feed directly through the drip system. It's crazy easy and reusable except for the mulch. It's a lot easier to throw it away at seasons end. Your initial setup cost for the drip system is a hit, but the end results will more than pay for it with the first harvest.
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Posted July 30, 2016 - 08:43 AM


If peppers are mulched you can feed them constantly and consistently with the drip irrigation and you will be rewarded with outrageous crops. But you need to be careful not to feed them the wrong ratios. Especially if they don't have maximum sun exposure.
I feed mine nutrient rich water from a brook and once every 2 weeks with 20-20-20 soliable fertilizer through either my miracle gro mixer ( at home) and a dose a tron at my big garden.
Don't worry it's a certified organic fertilizer. And a top secret blend from A very reputable company. And it really works good.
I have not had any issues at all like I did with miracle gro products liquid ferts.
First though GET YOUR SOIL TESTED! You can not feed your plants correctly if you don't know what you have!!!!!
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