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Liquid Plant Tonics vs Granular Soil Fertilisers

May 6, 2018 in Fertiliser by Christine

Liquid Plant Tonics vs Granular Soil Fertiliser

Gardening Plants With Soil Tonics And Granular Fertilisers With a gardening store down the street and online shopping at your fingertips, probably you have noticed on the store shelf, besides fertilisers, there are also soil and plant tonics available in various stores around Australia. Here is help in deciding which one to choose. Are they one and the same, or is there a difference between the two. While both of them are meant to be used for the wellbeing of a  healthy garden, each one has its own purpose. In many cases, soil tonics and fertilisers are sold together because they can be a great combo. I use both fertilisers and soil tonics in one season for different reasons. By using one as well as the other, this can make sure that your plants thrive and grow healthy and beautiful. Fertiliser should have a clear purpose that is, make sure that your plants have sufficient nutritious substances in the soil. As the name suggests, soil tonics improve the quality of the soil around the plant, helping it accommodate faster by
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Green Manures Organic Cover Crops

March 12, 2016 in Fertiliser by Christine

what do green manures do to the soil ground earth

Green Manures Organic Farming Organic green cover crops used in gardening, daylilies and vegetables avoids the use of chemical fertilisers and depends on green manures to improve the fertility and organic nutrients in the soil. A soil having at least 5% of organic matter is considered as healthy. It is vital to have the organic matter in the soil for the proper growth of the crop plants and for better yield from plants. How to Grow Green Manures? There are different ways to grow green manures for soil fertility. There are green manure plants which can be grown in the warm season and some other plants that can be grown in the cool season. You can grow the green manure plants whenever the bed is empty after a harvest. The timing of sowing the seeds should be planned so that the soil will have the right temperature to sprout the seeds. It is necessary to provide at least 8 weeks time for the green manure plants to grow and at least another six weeks for the chopped down plants to
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Make Brew Compost Tea Plants & Daylilies

December 6, 2013 in Fertiliser by Christine

Make Brew Use Compost Tea Plants & Daylilies

Make Brew Compost Tea Plants & Daylilies Are you tied of using harmful chemical based fertilisers and other products to boost your plant growth? Worry no more, because just by following these simple tips and techniques, you can definitely make your very own compost tea the cheap and affordable way by just using these main ingredients of water, air and compost. A lot of people do not realise the dangers of using chemical fertilisers or pesticides. With the use of compost tea, they don’t only achieve effectiveness but also safety when it comes to the use of the organic compost tea mixture. Compost teas are a very affordable way of fertilising your plants and you can make your very own compost tea easily in your backyard at home. Compost Tea Kit How to make your organic fertiliser compost tea- first by making sure that you have all the materials that are needed. You have to prepare a large bucket to serve as a container for the entire compost tea mixture. You will also need the mature compost, gang valve, several gallons of
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Fertilising Foliar Feeding Plants & Daylilies

November 27, 2013 in Fertiliser by Christine

Foliar Feeding Plants and Daylilies

Fertilising Foliar Feeding Plants & Daylilies We’ve known for some years now that plants have the ability to absorb nutrients directly through their leaves. The term that is used for the technique is called foliar feeding, which is a method of applying organic liquid fertilisers as a foliar spray directly to the leaf of a plant rather than introducing the fertiliser into the soil. This method of fertilisation is a particular favourite among proponents of organic horticulture and is quite popular among Australian gardeners. In some cases foliar feeding is used in emergency situations where it is known that a plant may be suffering a deficiency. In other cases it has been discovered that the plants actually reach a greater productive capacity when organic fertilisers are applied directly to the foliage, tomatoes being one food crop where yields are consistently increased using this method. Daylilies respond well to a monthly dose of a highly diluted liquid fertiliser. It should also be noted for daylilies that it is important to not start using it too early in the spring as the
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NPK Fertilisers for Daylilies Plants

September 9, 2013 in Fertiliser by Christine

NPK Dose for Daylilies Fertilisers Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium

Fertiliser Basics: What is NPK Growing daylilies can prove challenging if you aren’t aware of fertiliser basics. Fertilisers play an important role when it comes to daylily care and in this article I would like to share a few basic concepts about NPK fertilisers, so you have perfect daylilies growth. Nutrients or Elements in Fertilisers Let us begin with what NPK actually stands for. Well, NPK denotes three nutrients or elements that are known to contribute greatly to ensure the growth of plants in right amounts. These three elements are most commonly present in different kinds of fertilisers. There has even been a rating developed known as the NPK rating which specifically determine the element concentration in different fertilisers. N stands for Nitrogen, P stands for Phosphorus and lastly, K stands for Potassium. Each of the three elements has their own contribution in promoting the healthy growth of the plant.  Nitrogen is considered to be the one responsible for promoting and ensuring the growth of the leaves. Nitrogen is greatly helpful when it comes to vegetation. Next, Phosphorus is actually the one
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What is Chelated Fertiliser?

August 10, 2013 in Fertiliser by Christine

What is Chelated Fertiliser

Chelated Fertiliser – What are Chelated Fertilisers Used For? This publication will definitely leave you curious about how chelated fertiliser can be used for your plants. Are you aware about what this product really is? What benefits does it really have? Aside from the usual compost and even fertilisers, chelated iron fertiliser can be something that you can use to promote the optimum growth of your daylilies. First of all, it is important that we properly define what chelated iron really is. Chelated iron or what is also known as the iron chelate is actually a mix of different elements including Iron and Sodium together with a specific chelating agent. The chelating agent facilitates increased solubility of Iron so that it could be made easily soluble with water. When it comes to the appearance, chelated iron is seen as a dark coloured powder turning brown to gray. You have to be really careful when it comes to handling this substance because it can cause mild skin reactions. It can even cause problems upon contact with the eyes and other membranes.
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Fertiliser for Daylilies

August 3, 2013 in Fertiliser by Christine

Fertiliser for Daylilies If you really want to make sure that your daylilies, are kept healthy, you have to make sure that you supply the right kind of fertiliser for daylilies. First of all, you need to understand what a fertiliser really is and what its main components are. You do not have to be an expert just to properly take care of your daylilies. As long as you follow instructions and you do this regularly, you can definitely bring out the best in your daylilies. Taking care of daylilies requires patience, motivation and dedication. You should treat daylilies as not mere things. Daylilies also have their very own set of needs that must be properly attended. Just like humans, daylilies require food and proper nutrition and they need to be constantly hydrated. You also have to make sure that they are placed in the right containers and in the right location so that they can receive the right amount of sunlight which is very essential for their production of food. Understanding the Components of Fertiliser for daylilies Fertiliser is
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Fertilising and Caring for Daylilies

August 3, 2013 in Fertiliser by Christine

Fertilising and Caring for Daylilies

Fertilising and Caring for Daylilies Daylilies are a beautiful addition to any flower garden and will offer bright blooms for several weeks during late spring and even through summer depending on the variety that has been planted. While these flowers are relatively carefree and easy to maintain doing some basic gardening work such as fertilising and caring for daylilies by checking the soil pH will take a garden full of daylilies from beautiful to spectacular. Just as all living things do, plants need to be “fed” as they grow.  A good fertiliser will provide much needed nutrients to the plant’s root system so that healthy, vibrant plants will grow and produce large and colourful blooms that are sure to please everyone who sees them.  Adding necessary nutrients and trace elements to the soil is a must, but without maintaining a good soil pH this can be a real waste of time and energy as proper absorption of the needed nutrients from fertilising occurs when the soil pH for a daylily is slightly acidic.  Knowing how to fertilise and change the pH
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August 1, 2013 in Fertiliser by Christine

the dangers of chemical fertilisers

THE DANGERS OF CHEMICAL FERTILISERS People are greatly inclined into using different chemicals to promote the growth of their daylilies without realising that such materials also have their respective consequences. These chemical based products do not only have a threatening effect to the daylilies, but also to the environment as a whole. With this awareness, it must be understood that people should have enough knowledge of all the dangers that can possibly arise from the use of chemical fertilisers. The general public use these chemical substances because they believe that they are the best means to boost dayliliy growth. Yes, fertilisers can definitely optimise the result of growing plants, like daylilies. These fertilisers are also very accessible because they are found in almost every gardening store or supermarket. They receive too much attention from the users because they are well promoted and advertised. What the general market is not aware of is, the fact that there are a lot of negative effects that are hidden from their view. One of the main dangers of chemical fertilisers is that they are
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