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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« Last post by crazyhorse on Today at 03:03:12 AM »
Mrs Chip, thanks for posting the good , helpful video.

That will  come in handy.
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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Last post by Gymgirl on April 24, 2017, 10:20:22 PM »
Thanks for the nice compliments, everyone!
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Tools and Equipment / Re: Fertigation
« Last post by lsimo28 on April 24, 2017, 10:15:12 PM »
Forgot to post this link. It is a step by step guide from UFL to calculate injection rates and times.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1197
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Tools and Equipment / Re: Fertigation
« Last post by lsimo28 on April 24, 2017, 10:08:04 PM »
TXPeachman,

I use a mazzei injector. Not nearly as high speed as what you have. Generally, I use a product called Brown's Fish Hydrolysate(OMRI listed). Depending on the soil or plant tissue analysis, determine lbs of N or P or K needed; any land-grant university will supply recommendations with their analysis or you can google different charts. It is important to note - P should be applied prior to planting, if deficient. You need to know your flow in GPH and suction of your device to accurately determine how much product should be diluted/injected. I am not that familiar with the mix-rite but would assume you can adjust settings.

Any good irrigation supply store should have a someone who can help you out. University of Georgia and UNC have some pretty good fertigation schedules but most of the time sites differ in nutrients needed. In that case it is just a few math problems. Base it all (per acre) as you will find more data in that form and may not have to reinvent the wheel.

Also, with most Organic/ Omri listed liquid fertilizers. You have little chance of pushing enough to do devastating harm. Hope some of this helps. If you are more specific in what you need, I maybe able to clarify.   
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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Last post by Vince6424 on April 24, 2017, 10:03:47 PM »
Looking great ol hippie. Nice corn field.
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The Greenhouse / Re: New greenhouse planting 1st year!
« Last post by bobcatgardener on April 24, 2017, 09:56:48 PM »
Thanks chip
I hit it with a spray I had for the garden. I plan to do it again before I leave for work. I will try the tums for the second spraying.
I have also changed the way I mix my solution for the GH. I am mixing 250 gallon batches and I think that could be the issue. I put a large pump in the base of the tote now to help keep the solution moving. Between the maters and the cukes I am using over 250 gallons a week!
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General Discussion / Re: Double Cropping Snap Beans?
« Last post by Boudreaux in Eunice La. on April 24, 2017, 09:42:50 PM »
With the name Oxbow I thought you lived along the Big Muddy.. If you get a chance come on down to Eunice this Saturday for our April get together......   

Good times and plenty food.............
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about 2 weeks ago i was at the super dollar tree.  i picked up 2 packs of hyacinth bulbs.  there were 6 bulbs in each pack.  i put them in the raised bed outside the well house.  guess what!  all but 1 came up!  not bad for 2.00!

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Fertigation
« Last post by Double B on April 24, 2017, 09:37:37 PM »
Welcome to the forum TXPeachman,

While I am not the one who will be able to advise you on your dilemma, I wanted to welcome you here. Masterblend seems to be a very popular choice on this forum for those using water soluble fertilizers and hopefully someone more experienced in this area will chime in soon.

Double B
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The Greenhouse / Re: New greenhouse planting 1st year!
« Last post by woodchip gardener on April 24, 2017, 09:33:49 PM »
hey bobcat

i use tums dissolved in water for my calcium source.  i dissolve 1 crushed up tums in a large spray bottle.  i generally let it sit for a bit to really let the water work at it, then give it a good shake.   i spray mine on as a foliar spray.  you don't need to go crazy with it, just give them all a good misting.  i try to do it in the early morning so the leaves have time to absorb some of it before the heat sets in. 

since you can't really add it to your hydro water, this may work for you too.

good luck!
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