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The Mystery of NPK

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 10:46

HI Dave i found info on seaweed some time ago, i use it for soil improvement and foliar spray and blended as a light feed now and again i also mix it with FBB figs do well on it ,i also dig it in  well in raw. R H S (( Seaweed is rich in trace elements (nutrients that plants only need small amounts of), which are often lacking in common fertilisers such as Growmore and fish, blood & bone, but which are nevertheless important for plant health. However most soils have adequate levels of micronutrients. Nowadays there are a number of dried and processed seaweed available on the market. Some liquid seaweed fertilisers may be applied as foliar feeds, where the nutrients are sprayed onto the foliage and taken up through the leaves.)))  also i use it as i get it for free off the beech, in Wales the allotmenteers leave it on the soil to dry and i think its called calcify and let nature do the work.

Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 10:22

Christina go to http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/fig-trees-for-gardens-and-greenhouses/       the March pruning will be explained clearly, follow what it says,Reads are experts and very helpful  good luck Alan

Fig Tree

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 10:07

Dove 1987 im still in the 60s especialy on Sat morning with Brian and sounds of the sixties, do u mean to say all these doge erein Muns arnt legal anymore we got a pub full every early doors,one little en has a red lit up flashing collar so nobody treds on him (tiny) and next door Dougy a big big butch builder has just paid £500 for a cat 

wots it all coming too 

Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:48

Christine, from the pic i cant tell what is on top of the soil in the pot, if its mulch make sure its not actually  touching the fig,   Right no figs and 5 years old, remove tree from pot and discard everything in it, check roots for any problems ie grubs etc usually figs only get troubled by scale insects so with a new start you should be ok , wash the pot well for re-use ( if using same pot you might need to trip 20|% of roots off),or get next size up, polystyrene or crocs for good drainage, John Innes no 3 soil based, OK fig into pot 2 inches deeper than before and firmed well down, leaving 2 inches from soil to top of pot for watering, water well in.  Now in 2 weeks time at the very end of the branches,shoots, take off the very tip (top bud only the very very tip ) dont cut of the fruit bud. Then beginning of April start feeding with a good strong potash feed for fruit crop,repot every 2 years up to 24 inches. job done

Fig Tree

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:03

Sorry floradog in our little village people make and sell all kinds of stuff, all home grown,spuds etc,cracking  pickles,jams that make shop bought stuff look and taste very very sad ,all left at the gate on a tray,stool,little home made shelves ,put money in box please type of living,so no red tape here in Mundesley,only licences here are for the dogs ,its a very very dog friendly village. good luck

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 12:14

Most fertilisers are based on the three major plant nutrients: 

N= Nitrogen Leaf and Stem Growth

P= Phosphorous Roots and Shoots and Buds

K= Potassium or Potash for Flowering Fruiting and general hardiness

this is a simple way for basics and  im sure David will have much more

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:08

Good foggy misty morning to you all ,And i learned last week why  potassium is also called Potash honestly  i never knew this, in the middle ages or a bit later, they used to save their wood-ash in ?? youv guessed it pots--Potash. i would enjoy any help on PH and NPK its a good idea,  thats my info for the day folks ,professor 4711 on the side...

Fig Tree

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 10:45

yes Flora i understand that heavy type soils work well by restricting a bit,looser easy soils tend to let em fly and we tend to lose some of the crop,iv got 7 new cuttings from last year just woken up and starting off,im going to try potting 3 restricting in the open garden 2 and a couple left to roam as they will,see who gives the best crops in a few years, just waiting for the frost to finish, looking forward to selling our new produce on the car boot, cheers all 

New petrol mower

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 10:29

Morning all ,now this what i call a good chat with good information,iv got my eye on the Governor spring,now can you explain the petrol stabilizer ,i have it with the new mower all waiting for me to oil up, petrol up, and fire up, obviously i can read the can but it sounds very much like a good few people here know what they are talking about,so how and when to use it  please ,and when finished for the winter do i fill up or syphon off the petrol tank, many thanks for all the info  Av a gooden.. Alan 

Fig Tree

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:09

Hi Allison, figs grow very well on the coast,i have several on the  Norfolk coast one is 20 years old restricted now to 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall, covered in new shoots ,iv just pruned out all inward growing and damaged and week shoots, in 2 weeks after the frost im tipping all new shoots (very tip only ) not the fruit bud, they are getting fish blood and bone with seaweed chopped up, and mulched,im watering a bit now then more when in fruit with a good dollop of Potash for good fruit, mid spring ONLY if growing well i will cut new shoots back to  4 or 5 leaves but no later, or they wont ripen, good luck  in Lincs

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