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preachanna
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: organic plant food/fertilizer Reply with quote

Hi im worndering if anyone know where i could buy organic fertilizer, i have my own compost but wondering will this work for potted plants inside ,as im trying to start seeds

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know where you're located but you can get organic compost from Kinbark in Wexford
http://www.kinbark.ie/organic-compost/



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks good but im in dublin . im looking for an alternative to peat moss really thats organic
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask for coco peat or coco coir in your local garden centre as an organic alternative to peat moss preachanna. A weak liquid feed can be made up using seaweed extract.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: home made fertilizer Reply with quote

buy comfrey plants once planted you always have them makes potash rich liquid feed
the leaves can also be used as a mulch
pick nettles to make nitrogen rich liquid feed
collect some seaweed it makes an excellent liquid feed
collect wood ash its also high in potash
collect water used to boil pasta its high in starch
animal manure also makes an excellent liquid feed
animal urine is also high in nitrogen
that should keep you busy for a while
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nemo, could you explain the pasta water please? I've never heard that before and I'm intrigued!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying this mixture this year, Complete Organic Fertilizer as developed by Steve Solomon.

http://www.rainyside.com/resources/fertilizer.html

I use the mix as per his books:

3 x Seed meal (maize & linseed)
1 x Fish blood & bone
1\4 x Garden Lime
1\4 x Dolomite Lime
1 x Bone meal
1 x Seaweed meal

And I leave the limes out for spuds as recommended.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: organic fertilizer Reply with quote

hello Sive
the pasta water idea came from an allotment program that i saw a few years ago called the big dig.they said most plants benefit from the starch in the pasta water .i don't know if it actually works but i use it all the same
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks nemo. You'd have to leave out the salt when cooking the pasta I suppose, I don't imagine that would be good for plants......... !
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

samphire might like salt with the pasta water
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