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mixing 5-1-1 three weeks in advance

Posted by njitgrad 6A/6B New Jersey (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 10:52

I'm trying to avoid repeating a mistake earlier this season with my first shot at a 5-1-1 mix. I never added water during the mixing process to start the release of the CRF and the dolomytic lime so my broccoli didn't fare so well (still not doing so well even though I applied liquid fertilizer a week ago).

Knowing that we're expecting a few inches of rain the next couple of days I decided yesterday to make my 20 gallon tomato containers with a fresh batch of 5-1-1 and let them sit in my garden taking in all of that rain (until I transplant in about three weeks time). Is this a good idea or a bad idea?

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RE: mixing 5-1-1 three weeks in advance

It's a fine long as you wet the mix prior to putting it into the containers. Mix it wet, then let the rain do a further saturation.


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