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Another fertilizer question

This is a discussion on Another fertilizer question within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have some 10-5-5 dyna-gro fertilizer left over when I had orchids in bark. Now ...

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    I have some 10-5-5 dyna-gro fertilizer left over when I had orchids in bark. Now I have everything in s/h. Can I mix equal parts of the 10-5-5 with the Dyna-gro bloom 3-12-6 to get a 6 1/2-8 1/2-5 1/2 blend that would be an all purpose fertilizer for my chids? I think my math is right. What do you think?

    Thanks, Kenner

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    Kenner, your math is right, and that should work just fine.

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    Thanks Ad man! I locked my keys in my car this morning and now I doubt everthing I do.

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    I have always mixed growth with bloom fert !
    1/2 & 1/2 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenner
    ...now I doubt everthing I do.
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    Try Julie's marguarita Rx. That'll boost your confidence!

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    If Julie is right the math won't matter much - everything will be in a haze!!:lemmetell

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    Sheesh I am way behind!!!!!! Can someone explain the "math" to me or where I can get info on it and read up?

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    Add both N amounts & then divide by 2 , same for the other 2.

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    Just average it out? are there any worries with different proportions of the nutrients mixing and reacting, or cancelling?

    by the way, forgive my ignorance, but what does s/h stand for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wogga
    by the way, forgive my ignorance, but what does s/h stand for?
    S/H = semi hydro. Search on the site here for more info. There is a great thread that show exactly how to put an orchid in S/H and we keep it updated with how the plant is growing. I believe it has been going for over a year now.

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