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MG for SWC's?

Posted by Azjohn none (My Page) on
Tue, May 8, 12 at 16:40

Can anyone suggest how I might properly use MG water soluble all purpose plant food in my SWC's? When getting them ready for the season I added some peat, but no fertilizer. I am hoping I might use diluted MG from the top. I am growing tomatos, peppers and melons presently.

Thanks, John


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RE: MG for SWC's?

The idea behind SWC is the plant takes what it needs from the always available solid ferts due to the wicking action. You certainly can fertilize by top watering but I think you then have more of a typical container grown situaion. I add solid ferts in a stip at the top of my SWC. I have a very long growing season so I typically supplement with water soluable ferts (Calcium nitrate, seaweed, etc) in the watering tube.


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