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premixed fertilizer

This is a discussion on premixed fertilizer within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi Everyone, i have a question about fertilizer that i haven't seen on the forum ...

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    Default premixed fertilizer

    Hi Everyone, i have a question about fertilizer that i haven't seen on the forum
    and maybe it isn't something that should be considered in growing orchids but i'll ask anyway. Has anyone saved unused fertilizer and reused it the following
    week? I use rain water and hate to waste it.

    Thanks Hank.......

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    Anything left over I usually put on the plants in the yard, or anything in a pot closeby. It is my understanding that if not used within a day or two it shouldn't be stored.

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    I use it, because I use rain water in a 33 gal trash can, add the Fert. to it and never come out even, either not enough or 2 much the extra is used on my other plants and sometimes on the Orchids . Happy Growing

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    I mix my fertilizer fresh each time. And...of course they get their weekly "Happy Hour" vodka! Betty :-)

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    Hhm, it never occurred to me not to stick the jug back on the shelf and use it later. I haven't noticed any problems with doing so, but it probably doesn't stay a whole week...since I have orchids of different sizes and needs, they never seem to all be watered the same day. I'd say it usually gets used within 2-3 days.

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    I usually never have any left over when I finish in the greenhouse, but if I do, I just pore it on the flowers or shrubs outside.

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    I usually mix just enough with very little left over( which I pour over other potted plants). I am sure left-over fertiliser would do no harm if used later.

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    This forum is the best, if i ever learn how to send a picture i will send some of my interesting mounts and potted orchids, i'm not the sharpest tack in the box. Thankyou for all your input always. Hank......

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    Thumbs down left over fertiliser

    Quote Originally Posted by hank3443 View Post
    Hi Everyone, i have a question about fertilizer that i haven't seen on the forum
    and maybe it isn't something that should be considered in growing orchids but i'll ask anyway. Has anyone saved unused fertilizer and reused it the following
    week? I use rain water and hate to waste it.

    Thanks Hank.......
    Hank, I have been told by an Orchid nursery near me, that as long as you use demineralised water, the fertilizer will keep. This advice was from a very experienced owner of the nursery.

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