Differences on fertilizers/plant foods - Knowledgebase Question

Sharon, CT
Question by greenthumb219
April 25, 1998
My question is about "fertilizers" and "plant foods" I'm confused. There are so many brands, types (water soluable, pellets, ground) that I don't know where to begin... For instance... I would like to use Osmocote, one application lasts 9 months? But does that mean you shouldn't ever in that 9 month period use any other kind of food/fertilizer? I saw a garden show where they took a tool, made a little hole next to some daffodils and put some Bulb tone down there. Is that better for them than the Osmocote? Or could I use the Osmocote too? Are there certain plant foods that are better for certain plants than others? For instance, on annuals, since they are only around for 4 months in our zones, should we not use the Osmocote but something else? Would Miracle Grow be better here? or something like a Garden Tone? Something general like a 5-10-5 fertilizer? Also, I'm concerned about some reports of the dangers of using bone meal... Mad Cow Disease? What are your feelings on this matter?


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Answer from NGA
April 25, 1998

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to wear a dust mask to avoid inhaling the particles. If you'd rather not use the materials, there are other options for applying the same nutrients.



to wear a dust mask to avoid inhaling the particles. If you'd rather not use the materials, there are other options for applying the same nutrients.



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