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Nozebleed
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Feeding your Crop Reply with quote

How and when do you all feed your crop? I have plenty of Doff Liquid Vegetable food but i've yet to use it..im not sure if i should really.

How often should you feed Cabbagees,Broccolli,Cauliflower,Turnip(Snowball),Carrots,Lettuce,Onions,Peas etc? i added plenty of rotted farmyard manure to plots that require it..is there any need for more liquid food? especially when it comes to carrots and lettuce?
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ian
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nozebleed,
sounds like you might be over doing it with the liquid feed, you are looking after the soil and that's the main thing, they can only absorb so much goodness till it becomes bad for them , and your expensive feed goes to waste.
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Ian.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you added plenty of compost/manure to the soil then you shouldnt need to feed the veg any more if you do then you run the risk of producing lots of soft sappy growth which the slugs and aphids love, the exception would be fruit incluing tomatoes which need feed when they are producing their fruits
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers for the replies..
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