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Old 01-10-2018, 02:23 PM
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Would it be absorbable to a phal? I'd like to try it on one oldr plant . After reading about K - lite it fits the description of my plant in need. This isn't about cost , just don't want another product to add to my current stock .
The source would be calcium and magnesium tablets.
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Bad choice of source, as tablets are likely to contain excipients. Chewables would be worse. Better to pick up snow melting products based on calcium and magnesium chlorides. Much purer source of your ions.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:48 PM
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Bad choice of source, as tablets are likely to contain excipients. Chewables would be worse. Better to pick up snow melting products based on calcium and magnesium chlorides. Much purer source of your ions.
Yes the tablets have lots of additives. I do have the snow melt product and will play around with that. I just don't know the amounts of each in the mix. Thank you
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Personally, I'd stay away from chlorides, and go with sulfates - Epsom Salts for magnesium, and gypsum for calcium.

One strong caveat: Do not mix them together for addition to a fertilizer. Mix them individually in the final concentration desired in that fertilizer solution or they will precipitate.
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Personally, I'd stay away from chlorides, and go with sulfates - Epsom Salts for magnesium, and gypsum for calcium.

One strong caveat: Do not mix them together for addition to a fertilizer. Mix them individually in the final concentration desired in that fertilizer solution or they will precipitate.
I have Epsom salts and may have some gypsum in my garden supplies. So love Protec they would precipitate.
Thanks for the info Ray.
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