- Nov 12, 2020
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We use a commecicial only variation designed for potted flowering plants in greenhouses. You can definitely get a similar product under the brand name "Osmocote" but I believe it is a 6 month release instead of the 2-3 month release formula we use. The stuff we use is made by ICL, the same company that makes "Peters" and "Jacks" I think. This is the link to the exact product we use for some of our seed production can be found HERE. We plant right away after mixing. Keep in mind we mix it in Mendo Mix which is already fairly hot. I'm happy to send you 100ml or so to try out if you feel like doing an experiment. It's a conventional mineral based product so I'm sure a lot of the organic folks will shy away from it for good reason but its a solid product that serves a good purpose. HERE is a link to their coating technology (not much info on chemistry)Hey somebody has to ask the tough questions! ....... here's me brown eye winkin' at ya
very nice germ' pics SD View attachment 1296454 ... and soil fizzing with Life!
I think that's one of the more difficult things about working with organics when you're low down on the learning curve,.. how to deal with nute hiccups quickly= ...thanks for that tip!
....it kills me that so many great products are N/A to the public in reasonable amounts .... Last year I saw a Podcast from KIS featuring BioWorks/BotryStop anti-fungal bio-agent. I wrote them to see if it's available to private personal growers, and it's not unless you want 6 bloody pounds of it! But I plead my case, and they very kindly sent me a sample to try! ... I ran it to good effect IMO, despite some troubles with fires, ash-fall, and program spraying interruptions at the worst time possible (start of budding)... it still helped plenty, I think outright saved the Strawberry Amnesia which proved to be plain weak against mold... After some alarming sudden attacks, it stomped it down to a low level small spot chase here and there, easily spotted and excised....
I would really like to see that osmocote product tested here... looks just like with a "super soil", volume = more reserves... Do you mix it inand plant right away, or does it get some cooking time? I'm curious about how fast it starts to release for that critical early stage...
I've been interested in learning more about how those are made, the compounding, coating, nano-tech chemistry-?.... do you know if there's an equivalent available to individual growers? What's the brand name?