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Old 04-09-2007, 10:43 PM
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Hi all, What brand of fertilizer do you like thats is available Home Depot, Lowes, ect. I have Miracle-gro All Purpose, Better-Gro orchid plus, and Shultz orchid food.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:02 AM
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Hi all, What brand of fertilizer do you like thats is available Home Depot, Lowes, ect. I have Miracle-gro All Purpose, Better-Gro orchid plus, and Shultz orchid food.
flhiker, I'm in Australia so we don't have those stores here, though we do have Kmart instead of Walmart.

I have a bunch of different ferts, and I tend to chuck in a little bit of one or the other when I make the effort- so weakly weekly is sort of how I do it.

I tend to add seaweed tonic fert. to most waterings [in a 10 litre pump sprayer] that I do of my mounts, masdevallias, draculas etc rather then using chemical ferts.

While some people and advice say to swap to higher pottasium[?]ferts at a particular time of the year to encourage and aid blooming I swap between hih/low potassium ferts all year around because I believe the bulbs are will store that potassium whenever and not just right before flowering time.

Plus I have got dynagrow liquid fertiliser but it has urea in it as a nitrogen source which I have read is not good
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Dave, I've used organic in the roots (high nitrogen, like 'powdered fish' or such kind of smelly things), and chemichals in the leaves. When I find I use Peters 1g/liter each week, 30-10-10 in seedlings or weak plants, and 20-20-20 or 10-30-20 0.5g/liter in the others (weekly spring to fall, biweekly winter). Sometimes I use DynaGro or a brazilian similar ( "Ouro Verde" - 'Green Gold' - 6-6-8); this similar is cheap and works well, but for me the best is Peters.
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I use the formula provided by Ray at FirstRays oRchids. Product Listing - MSU-type Liquid Fertilizer for Pure Water - 1 Qt
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:49 PM
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I have used Shultz and msu type from Ray's. MSU type is the best I've used
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:04 PM
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I use the MSU ( 19-4-23) for tap water ( well water ) with 1 ML of superthrive at every watering !
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I use Better-Gro and 1 mL of Superthrive with every watering which for me is once a week. I'm interested in learning more about the organic stuff that can be used and was wondering if any of you have tried worm tea.
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I use MSU. for pure water from First Rays . Not tried worm tea, but have used worm castings in soil type plants . Gin
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I guess I'm with the majority here in using only MSU from First Rays. I also use the "pure water" version for RO water.
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I'm using a couple of different kinds of DynaGro, seaweed also just started on a 30 10 10 in dry form can't recall the brand at the moment.
Phalguy, Where are you getting ur ferts from?
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