Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Help with organic fertilizer for good summer growth

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Name: Mark
South Paris, Maine (Zone 5a)
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markb
Jun 5, 2014 5:28 AM CST
Hi All, Crazy busy at my little succulent nursery here in Maine. I plan to sell semps and jovi's at an organic growers fair in the fall and am trying to put some good growth on my plants without the slow release fertilizer I had been using. I started them off with bone meal. Any input to when to fertilize them again or with what, would be helpful. Thanks!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 6, 2014 1:06 AM CST
Could you use a seaweed based fertilizer or one with bat guano?
Name: Mark
South Paris, Maine (Zone 5a)
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markb
Jun 6, 2014 10:17 AM CST
I will try seaweed as I have a bit of it leftover from veggie seedlings. Thanks Bev.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 6, 2014 11:29 AM CST
Good luck! and if you have time, any chance of pics of the big mature "piggy" semps going "off to market" in the fall? Smiling
Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Jun 6, 2014 2:41 PM CST
What are "piggy" semps?

Edit: or is it just a farming reference, as in "pigs going to market"?
[Last edited by StaticAsh - Jun 6, 2014 2:43 PM (+)]
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 6, 2014 4:14 PM CST
JC, that's why I used the quote marks to mean the farming reference which you figured out in under 2 minutes... Hurray!
Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Jun 6, 2014 4:24 PM CST
Hehe, yeah I figured that was probably what you meant a few seconds after I hit "Finished" on the original post. *Blush*
I left it just in case there was something I could learn. Sticking tongue out
Name: Mark
South Paris, Maine (Zone 5a)
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markb
Jun 6, 2014 7:39 PM CST
I may try before and after shots. Will try feeding them with different things to test the outcome. All good ideas. we'll see if I follow through.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 7, 2014 8:09 AM CST

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I would love to see the results from you testing Mark.


Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Jun 7, 2014 6:43 PM CST
I would be very interested to see testing results too! Thumbs up

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