dry fert mixes for garden plants/veg

fourmations

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hi all


i have looked for this all over the web but not much luck

i have the usual ei dry powder ingredients for my planted tank
and was wondering about making mixes
for my garden plants, tomatoes and herbs

i know people use their waterchange water
to feed terrestrial plants, would this have enough
nutrients of tomatoes?

any links or recipes to use my dry powders
instead of buying fertilisers

sorry if this is posted in the wrong place
( i didnt know where to put it)

rgds

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Philosophos

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I'd recommend hitting a site dedicated to keeping tomatoes. EI changes the water often enough that you can still re-top it presuming that about 50% of the dosed nutrient levels are left in many tanks.

To be honest, if you're growing in rich soil, you shouldn't have to worry about fertilization too much. It may help, but the nutrients should already be there.

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I think my drained water from my aquarium is very helpful for my container vegetable garden. But, I have found that it isn't enough, once the container soil is used for a year or two. Extra nitrogen is needed,.
 

Tom Barr

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Repot plants every 6-12 months.
They do much much better.

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Philosophos

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Many people re-pot after a couple years. The soil quality degrades and compacts, plants end up needing bigger pots, etc.

-Philosophos

(crap, looks like you beat me to it Tom)
 

wilsar

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one of the problems when growing plants in containers is the roots become so entwined that the plant cannot take up nutrients effectively.
in bonsai growing the root systems are cut back to help the situation because of the necessity of retaining the same sized container.
 

fourmations

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thanks all

in ireland tomatoes are a once a year plant
and have to be in a greenhouse (its freezin here!)

when fruits have set they apparently need tomato ferts
(tomorite is one of the brands here)

i have three cordon type plants in a growbag in a plastic covered frame
that looks like a small wardrobe in shape

ideally im lloking for a recipe for the fert you dose
when the fruits appear

kind regards

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