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health101orgarticles1 starts with ...
What fertiliser does Daley's use when growing their plants for sale?

What fertiliser should they use, to increase health and each plant's future yield?
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17th September 2016 2:42am
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Rev says...
I don't know. But I do know you need a balanced NPK fertiliser for good growth. Whether it be organic or inorganic.
I grow on my fruit trees in sacks before planting so I can repair their root systems. I grow in a mix of soil and rice hulls, and I give them a heaped teaspoon on 15:15:15 every two weeks. They respond wonderfully.
I'm in Asia. Your materials will vary but the concept is the same. Balanced fertiliser, less but more often.
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27th September 2016 9:41am
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Original Post was last edited: 27th September 2016 9:41am
health101orgarticles1 says...
What's "e;15:15:15"e;?

The NPK fertilizers are relatively new and artificial/synthetic and which only have three minerals.
Plants need way more than just 3 minerals.
That makes them a very unbalanced fertilizer.

I think that certified organic food is grown with no NPK ie artificial fertilizers.
They probably use certified organic fertilizers that have NPK and the other 100 other minerals only.

I think that plants need just enough fertilizer and frequently enough to grow the most fruit that the grower wants.

I don't understand why you have young trees in sacks hung in trees and your need to repair root systems.
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OrganicHomeGrower says...
What is unnatural/synthetic about nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium? All natural elements aren't they?
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Manfred says...
I think you are misunderstanding the reference to NPK. It isn't an artificial substance called NPK, but a reference to the amounts of nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K). So 15:15:15 NPK is 15& of each, with rest (55%) being either minor components, or, more likely oxygen, as in NO3, PO4, or hydrogen as in NH4. Sometimes the remainder will include stuff like sulphur and sometimes a near-useless component like chlorine.

NPK tells you what the main characteristics of the fertiliser is, so for leaf growth go for high N, for flowers and fruit, high P and K.

Non NPK fertilisers like potassium sulphate or ammonium nitrate don't quote an NPK ratio.
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