Vegetables and Fruit forum: Fertilisingheirloom vegitable plants

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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Aug 14, 2017 3:47 PM CST
Hi guys,
My question is can I use NPK Fertiliser because it is impossible to get organic fertilisers.What we can get here is cured manure.
Prabhi S
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Aug 14, 2017 6:08 PM CST
Synthetic fertilizers are fine if applied at the correct dilution. However unless the manufacturer added micronutrients you will have to apply organic fertilizers like manure to supply micronutrients as well. Have you thought about starting your own compost pile? If you live by the beach you can also gather seaweed for fertilizer.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 14, 2017 7:57 PM CST
Prabhi -- yes, you certainly can use synthetic fertilizers -- I use 10/10/10 on my garden, along with compost that I make from weeds, grass clippings, veggie scraps and plants, etc.

They won't be "organically grown," but they will still be "heirloom vegetables." Smiling
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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
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Aug 15, 2017 4:00 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:Prabhi -- yes, you certainly can use synthetic fertilizers -- I use 10/10/10 on my garden, along with compost that I make from weeds, grass clippings, veggie scraps and plants, etc.

They won't be "organically grown," but they will still be "heirloom vegetables." Smiling


My question is would it change the taste of the vegetables by using NPK fertilisers?
Prabhi s

Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 15, 2017 4:37 PM CST
I use NPK fertilizers on my Heirloom tomatoes and they are all delicious. I also use alfalfa pellets and fish emulsion to touch all bases.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 15, 2017 5:18 PM CST
prabhisetty said:

My question is would it change the taste of the vegetables by using NPK fertilisers?
Prabhi s



I really don't think so.
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farmerdill
Aug 15, 2017 5:55 PM CST
Plants take up N P and K in ionic form ( disassociated salts) So called chemical fertilizers are just broken down and concentrated. "Organic" forms are broken down by soil organisms. End result is the same, just takes longer and more moving of bulk materials.
Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Aug 15, 2017 6:24 PM CST
farmerdill said:Plants take up N P and K in ionic form ( disassociated salts) So called chemical fertilizers are just broken down and concentrated. "Organic" forms are broken down by soil organisms. End result is the same, just takes longer and more moving of bulk materials.

thank you
Prabhi S

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