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  • Recommended Liquid Fertilizer?

    Can someone recommend a liquid fertilizer for cuttings being rooted in soil? And can I add Limestone directly to soil to balance the PH?

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    • SmyFigs
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      Oooh, thx!!!

  • #3
    Dynagro grow or foliage pro. And yes you can add limestone right away.
    Rotterdam / the Netherlands.
    Zone 8B

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    • SmyFigs
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      Thx! Im fairly new at figs (Sept 2015) abd, although Ifeel I have learned A TON,i have so much yet to learn so being on this and other forums is really great help! Thank you & Taverna78!

    • smatthew
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      Foliage Pro is pretty great stuff

  • #4
    Whatever you use, make sure to dilute it. Too heavy a shot, even the normal dilution, is too much. 1/2 strength is often recommended at first.
    Rafael
    Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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    • SmyFigs
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      Thanks, Rafael. It makes sense what u & Sarah recommend.

  • #5
    I only fertilize maybe every other watering on cuttings that already have roots and leaves, and when I do I've been alternating between all-purpose MIracle Grow and Neptune's Harvest Organic hydrolyzed fish and seaweed fertilizer (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage), both at half-strength or less.
    Sarah
    Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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    • SmyFigs
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      Half strenght for synthetic fertilizers is probably ideal to keep from burning new roots, right? I figured I would get many recommendations on brands but its all helpful! The link is great! Thx, Sarah

    • Sarahkt
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      That's true, but also I figure they are small at this point, with not many roots and not too demanding nutrition-wise yet. Don't want to build up too much excess in the cups.

      They seem good with the alternating fertilizers. When the next batch of cuttings is ready to exit the humidity bins I'd like to try a side-by-side comparison of organic-only vs. MG to see how effective they are relative to one another.

  • #6
    Floralicious Plus. A little bottle seems to last forever.
    Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra

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    • SmyFigs
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      Thank you for your suggestion, Don.

  • #7
    I use Floralicious throughout the season on up-potted and established plants. I am not sure if it is appropriate for a cutting in a cup.
    Rafael
    Zone 10b, Miami, FL

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    • COGardener
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      What if it were to be diluted by 75%?

    • Rafaelissimmo
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      Hi Scott

      My thought is that a rooting cutting should have diluted but balanced nutrients. Floralicious is full of minerals and micronutrients but I don't believe it has all the nutrients you may need, so for that reason I would not use it. Its not a dilution issue.

      Rafa

  • #8
    Good points here!!

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