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Old 01-28-2018, 11:35 AM
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I fertilized mine only with Osmocote extended release fertilizer, the 6 month one, and had excellent bulb production. However if you follow the culture links on the Kusamono site, you'll see that the media these are planted in makes a big difference. I'm going to stick with 90% perlite with balance chopped pine needles and sphagnum as this seemed perfect given the results.
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I fertilized mine only with Osmocote extended release fertilizer, the 6 month one, and had excellent bulb production. However if you follow the culture links on the Kusamono site, you'll see that the media these are planted in makes a big difference. I'm going to stick with 90% perlite with balance chopped pine needles and sphagnum as this seemed perfect given the results.
That's pretty much my mix last year, although probably more like 75% perlite, 25% lfs. I like the idea of pine needles and have an unlimited supply, so I think I'll be working some into the mix. Thanks for that! My other though was to incorporate about 10% of composted manure into the total mix, and fertilize weekly.
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I've taken mine out of the fridge and into the basement which is cooler than the rest of the house. I checked the bulbs for the first time. Some look like they are sprouting. I'll probably pot them up this week.
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