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Who uses organic fertilizers and what do you use?

25 August 2010 - 09:55 PM

I have been using Alaskan Fish Emulsion, Alaskan Mor Bloom, alfalfa meal, epsom salts, bunny poop, crushed egg shells, banana peels, coffee grounds and compost. Has worked well for years. Please post your ammendments.

Anyone use Al's (Tapla) Gritty Mix or 5:1:1 Bark based mix?

25 August 2010 - 09:51 PM

I just discovered this type of mix this year from the other pepper forum. It isa nice mix with better drainage than commercial potting soils and even Pro Mix. Since i am new to it, I am having to make adjustments with watering and fertilizing. Just want to hear your experiences with this type of mix and the adjustments you had to make.

The major problems I had were transplanting seedlings into this mix instead of waiting until they were more mature. Transplant shock is the best guess from others on the other forum that were trying to diagnose from pictures. Basically the seedlings are alive but not growing after a week or so of being in the new mix. Other seedlings that were at the same growth stage that were not transplanted but in the original Pro Mix are growing and twice the size of the seedlings in the 5:1:1 (Bark x 5, Perlite x 1, Peat x 1) mix. Your thoughts / suggestions are appreciated.