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How To Know How To Mix House Hold Plant Foods For Feeding

Zone 3010 | harry dawkins added on March 19, 2020 | Answered

Wanting to learn how to mix plant foods properly to get the best results for my household plants, and the best plant foods; and can plant foods be mixed together? and what is p/h levels for

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BushDoctor
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Answered on March 19, 2020

It is best to follow all instructions on the packaging. All foods will have different instruction, so it is important to use them accordingly.

Usually, you will not mix plant foods, unless you need to fulfill one of the 16 main nutrient requirements that is not contained in the food. In this case, you will need to figure out, exactly, how much is missing from your main food source in order to find out how much you will need to supplement from another.

Usually, this will not be necessary.

The pH of the soil will determine the ability of nutrient uptake. The pH need will vary slightly between most plants, but 6.5 to 7 is acceptable to most. Some plants require acidic soils, and some alkaline. This information will need to be obtained prior to planting.

nutrient levels will depend on the species of plant, also. Some plants are heavy feeders, and others will die with heavy feeding.

This article will offer more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/feeding-and-repotting-your-houseplants.htm

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