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Old 04-22-2007, 10:04 PM
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Ray, I meant to mention that I decided to toss the Schultz and buy some MSU. I'm in Canada and I'm not sure if it's the formula it's supposed to be! Mine says: 12-2-14-6CA-3MG. 1/2 tsp per gallon.

This 1/2 tsp is weak if we go by your 125 ppm rule...correct? Your thoughts please?
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Hi Helen, All I know is MSU fertilizer was developed at Michigan State University. I use it and am very happy with it. Your supposed to use one half tsp. to a gal of water and use it every week. I have the formula that is used with rainwater. My plants love it. Brenda
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:18 AM
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Thanks Brenda, gee, I forgot to ask if the one I bought is for use with tap water. I hope so. Maybe someone can tell me, by the formula? 12-2-14-6CA-3MG. (1/2 tsp per gallon.)
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1) What's the nitrogen concentration in the fertilizer?
2) At what concentration do you want to feed?

Personally, I recommend about 100-150 ppm N at every feeding for a general collection living in any non-tropical environment. Using the average, that's 125 mg/L. If the fertilizer is 10% N, then you'd need to add 10 x 125 = 1.25g to a liter to get that nitrogen concentration.

Ray, I live in the Philippines. Just 15 degrees north.

Give me your thoughts?
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:11 AM
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Burr, generally, with your growing conditions there, I would think the plants would be more metabolically active, so could use more food, but it depends (of course) on the types of plants, as well.

I use 125 ppm N here ar 40°N, so if moving south, I'd up it to 150 for a few months and see how the plants responded. Assuming they were OK with that, I'd probably jump to 200 ppm N, and give that a try.

Dr. Yin-Tung Wang of Texas A&M found that phals had optimal growth at 200-225 ppm N in his College Station, TX greenhouses.
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Thank you Ray.

I'll keep all these notes and try to apply them.

PS: It stays around 90f most of the time all year

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