Author Topic: Dr. Earth tomato vegetable organic fertilizer  (Read 539 times)

Nan8LTRa

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Dr. Earth tomato vegetable organic fertilizer
« on: April 07, 2020, 02:41:01 pm »
According to EB. use 3C dry organic fertilizer, but the bag of Dr. Earth Tomato Vegetable & Herb says 1/2C per 1/2 cu ft or 5 gallons of potting soil.  So that would be 1 1/2 C by gallons of soil (doesn't say mix). That's for tomatoes.  For other things like beans, cucumbers it would come to 3/4 cup @1/4C per 1/2 cu ft or 5 gallons.    It's 4-6-3, much better than 8-3-5 of Earthbox natural fertilizer, but idk how much to use.  I'm inclined to go with 3C because it's in a strip and in mix not soil. But I don't want to burn the plants.  I have a call into Planet Natural with the same question. Any experience is appreciated.

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Re: Dr. Earth tomato vegetable organic fertilizer
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 08:52:58 am »
Use the three cups there won't be a problem. Unless an organic based fertilizer is "enhanced" there isn't any danger of burning roots. I do have a question, why is the 4-6-3 better than the 8-3-5? Is it because of the lower N?
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Re: Dr. Earth tomato vegetable organic fertilizer
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 02:41:43 pm »
Thanks for your answer!!!  Yes, because of lower Nitrogen.  Too many leaves, not enough fruit. And better phosphorus.

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Re: Dr. Earth tomato vegetable organic fertilizer
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2020, 05:01:01 pm »
The problems with luxury consumption are only a problem with too much total N. The analysis ratio is not a good way to look at total nitrogen. For instance,  I like to keep my EBs on the lean side. So I'll use 1 cup 5-5-5, 0.5 cup 10-10-10 or 0.33 cup 15-15-15. All the same amount of N despite the differences in analysis. Works the same for tgeorganic fertilizers.
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