source of micronutrients?

weirdflowers(5)January 20, 2014

I recently decided to give CRF a shot and got a 10-lb bag of Osomocote. I thought it had micronutrients in it, but it turns out the one I got does not, and I have already used some so I can't return it. So what would be a good way to add micronutrients to my containers? I have Foliage Pro; would a dilute solution of FP when I water provide enough micros without overloading on NPK?

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Oxboy555(Las Vegas)


    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 4:02PM
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If Osmocote has an optimal NPK ratio and Foliage-Pro has an optimal NPK and micronutrient ratio, then no combination of the two (except all FP and none of the Osmocote) can provide both optimal NPK and micronutrient ratio/quantity.

Ideally, what you need is a separate micro-nutrient stuff with 000 NPK. I do not know what that product is, but it probably exists somewhere.

If you can easily flush your containers, you can combine the two you have in order to use them up - it just would not be ideal. Or you can use FP exclusively at one time, then Osmocote plus micronutes at another.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 2:23AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

I think Osmocote has most nutrients other than NPK. read the label.

Other crucial nutriens are Calcium and Magnesium. You can use gypsum and Epsom salt to provide those elements.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 3:30AM
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