Ask a Question forum: Preparing Stock Fertiliser Solution

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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Feb 4, 2017 3:40 PM CST
Hi Guys,
Can some one help me with a simple formula to prepare stock solution, for example to store in a 2 leter Coca cola bottle
Thank you
Prabhi Setty
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Feb 4, 2017 8:01 PM CST
I would add 1/4 tsp = 1.2ml of a liquid fertilizer rated 7-9-5 in a 2 liter bottle. You can adjust the amount based on the first number (7 above) in the N-P-K rating. My usual dose is lower than the recommended one and calculated to work best at every watering. If you provide nutrients on only an intermittent basis, you might want to up the dose.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Feb 5, 2017 11:45 AM CST
@baja_Costero
Baja : is that a fertilizer that calls for a 1 Tbl. To gallon water ?
Would the 1/4 tea to 2 litre water mix be good for my vege seedings every watering ???
Thank you 😎😎😎
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Bromeliad
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Baja_Costero
Feb 5, 2017 12:06 PM CST
The label calls for 2 tsp per gallon if you feed every 2 weeks. But other manufacturers call for much more... I am using 1/20 the dose called for on the MG package, for example.

I grow almost all succulents but I would imagine my application rate should be fine for other plants if there is some compost in the soil.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Feb 5, 2017 8:22 PM CST
I mix all my fertilizers for for all my plants at 1/4 the recommended dose. But I only fertilize once a month or so.

If you do mix it and don't use it immediately, I would suggest you shake well as some things are going to settle out.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Bromeliad
Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator
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Baja_Costero
Feb 6, 2017 7:47 PM CST
And if you do save it for later use, put it in a closet or dark place.

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