Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: what type of plant food used to get Semps large.

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Name: Mark
South Paris, Maine (Zone 5a)
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markb
May 27, 2015 5:19 AM CST
I use Osmocote and bone meal in my mix and don't achieve the size I'm sure I could. Most of my plants are in containers. what do other folks use?
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
May 27, 2015 1:36 PM CST
Mark,

My best results are with Quick Start by Miracle Gro. It is made for transplanting but I find that it works wonders on growing seedlings especially. They grow well but are never so lush that they rot.

I give them a shot of this every other week.

Hope that helps!

Kevin
Name: Mark
South Paris, Maine (Zone 5a)
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markb
May 27, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Thanks for the reminder Kevin! I bought some last year per your recommendation but haven't used it yet.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 27, 2015 9:42 PM CST

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Now I really must get some and start using it.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
May 28, 2015 9:57 AM CST
I just checked and Amazon does sell Quick Start on line too. So no need for long trips to a big box store.

Paddy you might check on Amazon to see if they would deliver to Ireland. As Lynn can tell you, it's like a miracle in the way the plants respond.

Kevin
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 28, 2015 10:47 AM CST

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I have seen it with my own eyes, it truly is an amazing thing to use on seedlings.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 28, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Here's a pic of Kevin's 1 year seedlings from last year's semp clinic (Sorry, couldn't find pic of this year's)

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Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
May 28, 2015 5:46 PM CST
I started using it too. It's only been a week, so nothing dramatic to report...yet.
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