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maciver

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Current bulk fertilizer and dolomite recommendations
« on: April 18, 2022, 04:00:56 pm »
I plant over a dozen EBs per season so I have been trying to find good sources of bulk fertilizer and dolomite.

I'm currently using Greenway Biotech's dolomite https://www.greenwaybiotech.com/products/dolomite-lime - seems to be identical to that in the replant kits. Comes in 1lb to 50lb bags.

But I've not yet found a good source of bulk fertilizer. I'm considering purchasing this one, an 8-5-5 pelletized organic https://www.7springsfarm.com/products/nature-safe-landscape-fertilizer-8-5-5-50-lb-bag?_pos=2&_sid=a7b14695b&_ss=r from Seven Springs Farm Supply. Only comes in 50lb bags but at $34 per bag the experiment seems worth it.

Does anyone have experience with other fertilizers available in bulk form?

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Re: Current bulk fertilizer and dolomite recommendations
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2022, 06:02:46 pm »
I go to Lowes or Tractor Supply and buy pelletized dolomite ($4/40 lbs) and 5-5-5 or 10-10-10 ($18/40lbs)
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maciver

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Re: Current bulk fertilizer and dolomite recommendations
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2022, 06:24:14 pm »
Good to know. I've not had the courage to try pelletized dolomite since the replant kits have it powdered, but given your note I think I'll try it out! I have also bought 10-10-10 in bulk (at Home Depot). My wife thinks the plants don't do as well as with EarthBox replant fertilizer, but I'm not so sure.

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Re: Current bulk fertilizer and dolomite recommendations
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2022, 09:38:12 am »
I buy my Dolomitic Lime 50lbs/$4.95, Non-Organic Vegetable Fertilizer with minerals 10-10-10 40lbs/$23.00.  and my Promix Bx at the local Southern States Store.  They don't stock the Calcium Nitrate so after many years I had to order some.  I ordered from Amazon 50 lbs. It was $51/25 lbs ....but it also comes in 5 lb bags.  I ordered the 50 lbs not knowing it was actually 10-5 lb bags.
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Re: Current bulk fertilizer and dolomite recommendations
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2022, 10:29:18 am »
Bailyj, don't open them all at once, calcium nitrate absorbs atmospheric moisture rapidly
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