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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2017, 10:11:10 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, mjb8743. This user is located in Zone 7, South NJ, Garden State. This was originally posted on May 2, 2013.

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DO you guys reuse this leftover fertilizer or toss it? Since i cant buy 10-10-10 anymore, I wonder if I should start conserving what I have by reusing the leftovers.

I wonder if that leftover is just a filler and other junk. Since there is no way to determine which and how much are actual nutrients, I wouldn't reuse it if its gone a whole growing season. Short season crops such as salad greens or radishes would be ok to reuse.

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2017, 10:12:37 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, baileyj. This user is located in Zone 7A---Annapolis, Maryland. This was originally posted on May 2, 2013.

Despite my prior posts about not being able to buy 10-10-10 in Maryland due to the new laws decreasing the phosphates going into the bay.....

I have found it at the farm centers in large 20 lbs plus...Bowens on Riva road, 8th Avenue farm market in Glen Bernie and I believe I also got some from Osbo.  I can only buy the small bags from the big box stores at a big price.....

Not sure how it will be when the full extent of the restrictions go into place this year or next...
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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2017, 10:15:08 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Jr. Member, GoGayleGo. This user is located near Baltimore MD, Zone 7A. This was originally posted on May 3, 2013.

I'm in MD too, and had no issues finding 10/10/10 and 7/7/7. bought enough for a few years, "just in case".

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2017, 10:19:12 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, baileyj. This user is located in Zone 7A---Annapolis, Maryland. This was originally posted on May 3, 2013.

I thought I was being so organized when I put my 10-10-10 or any fertilizer I was not planning to use into 2 gallon containers...

I did this in October/November....labeled the containers with the types/date of purchased and name of fertilizer.

I went to use some of it, looking for Hi Yield and the tape I wrote the info on is unreadable---the words are gone...I am not sure how to avoid this next time...any ideas??

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2017, 10:23:30 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, mjb8743. This user is located in Zone 7, South NJ, Garden State. This was originally posted on May 3, 2013.

A Sharpie permanent marker on either the container itself or on a tag taped to the container

Or, boldly the number the containers with above marker, and keep a master list elsewhere.

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2017, 10:24:40 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, Sun City Linda. This user is located in SoCal Inland 9A. This was originally posted on May 4, 2013.

And as a back up, maybe put that info on a card left inside the container?

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2017, 08:16:46 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, baileyj. This user is located in Zone 7A---Annapolis, Maryland. This was originally posted on May 4, 2013.

Good ideas, thanks. I did use a permanent marker, but on tape so maybe the tape with the sunlight caused the letters to fade...

It is good thing it all is just about the same type of fertilizer...

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2017, 08:19:01 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, movrshakr. This user is located in Zone 10a - near Cape Canaveral. This was originally posted on May 4, 2013.

I am amazed a sharpie faded. Those things I thought would last millennia. Not talking about fat-tube marker, but the onles branded sharpie (which aren't fine = sharp point at all...crazy name).

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2017, 08:20:26 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, mjb8743. This user is located in Zone 7, South NJ, Garden State. This was originally posted on May 4, 2013.

Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, movrshakr. This user is located in Zone 10a - near Cape Canaveral. This was originally posted on May 4, 2013.

I am amazed a sharpie faded. Those things I thought would last millennia. Not talking about fat-tube marker, but the onles branded sharpie (which aren't fine = sharp point at all...crazy name).

I make my own plant labels, and the Sharpie ink does eventually fade in the sum... no big deal since by then I know what the plants are.

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2017, 08:22:20 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, Psyche. This user is located in Zone 7a, Maryland. This was originally posted on May 15, 2013.

As a side observation, the black Walmart knee highs I dug up had significantly less fertilizer than the white and ivory stockings.  I only had one pair of black, but it was drastically lighter.  Perhaps the dying/colorant helps break down the stocking?

Has anyone else noticed this?

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2017, 08:23:46 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, linear249. This was originally posted on May 16, 2013.

I had only used the white & ivory and none of the stockings had not broken down nor had any of the fertilizer.

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2017, 08:25:08 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Active Member, Shessar. This user is located in SW PA/Zone 6. This was originally posted on May 16, 2013.

I used regular old Nude Leggs kneehighs last year and had no problems. (I had a box of twelve pairs and never wear the itchy things so thought this a good use for something that Id throw out anyway). However, I was surprised at how much fertilizer still remained at the end of the season. This year, Im just adding the fert strip directly to the mix. It will be interesting to see if there is any difference in tomato fruit production.

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2017, 08:26:00 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, mjb8743. This user is located in Zone 7, South NJ, Garden State. This was originally posted on May 16, 2013.

Even without putting the granular fertilizer in any stockings there is still a good amount of the grains left at the end of the season. I think its just filler, and not usable fertilizer... after going from April to October and sitting there through the winter, believe me, its no longer fertilizer as such.

Organic fertilizer is another story... that should be exhausted by seasons end. Any residues can be just mixed into the mix without worrying about salts (there are none of any significance).

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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2017, 08:27:30 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Newbie, petern6827. This user is located in NE MA Zone 6A. This was originally posted on May 18, 2013.

For what its worth, I used knee-highs for the last two years (as was suggested), and would almost be afraid to stop using them if, in fact, the yield might go up without them! The production out of the three then five boxes (with AWS) was fantastic. More than enough tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, eggplant and peppers for us, plus plenty to give away. And, clean up at season end was, of course, super easy.
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Re: Trying Burlap instead of Knee High
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2017, 08:29:21 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Jr. Member, Bobby. This user is located in Atlanta, GA Zone 7B. This was originally posted on May 18, 2013.

When I used to plant using the EB suggested method of the open strip fertilizer  I used 10-10-10 fertilizer..Now that I'm using the pantie hose method to hold my fertilizer I'm using 13-13-13 fertilizer which seems to be working out about the same for results..I feel that the pantie hose does slow down the fertilizing process so that is why I use the higher fertilizer..