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Author:  ccBear [ Aug 22nd, '13, 05:41 ]
Post subject:  Re: where to get supplies

Looks like the Lucky Star Silver/Jade Perch feed is the one from them 20kg for $60 plus delievery.

Darren Bray 07 3396 5730 and talk with him

Author:  RupertofOZ [ Aug 22nd, '13, 09:29 ]
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kitacooch wrote:

Ok cool, so seasol will provide the trace nutrients we need.

Unless your pH is locking out trace elements.... iron would be the most likely...

In which case just add some chelated iron... (search forum for discussion of which sort)

AS your pH drops... and your plants begin to fruit/seed/flower... a Potassium boost is often beneficial...

You can achieve both pH buffering... and supplementation....with the Eco-Fungicide... Potassium BiCarbonate...

Alternate your pH buffering with Hydrated Lime (brickies lime)... Calcium Hydroxide... for a Calcium supplement...

Quote:
So no need to the Aqua Pac (aquaponics fish feed)?? Its 4kg for $30 or can get STD feed 20kg $60.

:lol:

Nope... just buy a whole bag... you can always repack it... and write "Aqua Pac" on it....

Author:  kitacooch [ Aug 22nd, '13, 13:02 ]
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RupertofOZ wrote:
kitacooch wrote:

Ok cool, so seasol will provide the trace nutrients we need.

Unless your pH is locking out trace elements.... iron would be the most likely...

In which case just add some chelated iron... (search forum for discussion of which sort)

Already using Chelated Iron, i remember Murray talking about adding some trace minerals but he never mentioned what it was.

AS your pH drops... and your plants begin to fruit/seed/flower... a Potassium boost is often beneficial...

You can achieve both pH buffering... and supplementation....with the Eco-Fungicide... Potassium BiCarbonate...

Ok will chase up some Potassium as havnt got that and still need to go get that Eco-Rose/Fungicide.

Alternate your pH buffering with Hydrated Lime (brickies lime)... Calcium Hydroxide... for a Calcium supplement...

Already using Calcium Hydroxide but will get some brickies lime as need some to spread around the chook pen once i get it operational.

Quote:
So no need to the Aqua Pac (aquaponics fish feed)?? Its 4kg for $30 or can get STD feed 20kg $60.

:lol:

Nope... just buy a whole bag... you can always repack it... and write "Aqua Pac" on it....


:funny1: lol

Author:  ccBear [ Aug 22nd, '13, 14:48 ]
Post subject:  Re: where to get supplies

Dolomite is good and can be spread around your chook yard as well. Have never used brickies lime. Banana skins under your medium is also good for potassium.

Author:  kitacooch [ Aug 22nd, '13, 14:53 ]
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ccBear wrote:
Dolomite is good and can be spread around your chook yard as well. Have never used brickies lime. Banana skins under your medium is also good for potassium.


Is that a wives tail???

I heard that was good for ferns but then i heard it was a wives tail??

Author:  ccBear [ Aug 22nd, '13, 14:59 ]
Post subject:  Re: where to get supplies

Dolomite is crushed mineral rock, I use it in my sump when my PH goes down to bring it back up. Used in ground gardening to sweeten the soil and add missing minerals. i spread it around my chook yard every couple of months for the chooks to work it into soil. As I throw 90% of my grass clippings in the chook yard they break it down into a compost a foot deep in six months. The dolomite adds extra minerals and sweetness agains the chook crap.

Edit. Sorry did not realise you were talking about the banana skins, quite a few post on here about it.

Author:  Charlie [ Aug 22nd, '13, 15:02 ]
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http://www.ehow.com/list_7696882_banana ... lants.html

Author:  kitacooch [ Aug 22nd, '13, 17:16 ]
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Charlie wrote:
http://www.ehow.com/list_7696882_banana-peel-plants.html


Well there you go, my family goes through at least 4 bananas a day, at the moment they just go in the worm farm but might start planting them all over the garden and GB's now.

ccBear wrote:
Dolomite is crushed mineral rock, I use it in my sump when my PH goes down to bring it back up. Used in ground gardening to sweeten the soil and add missing minerals. i spread it around my chook yard every couple of months for the chooks to work it into soil. As I throw 90% of my grass clippings in the chook yard they break it down into a compost a foot deep in six months. The dolomite adds extra minerals and sweetness agains the chook crap.

Edit. Sorry did not realise you were talking about the banana skins, quite a few post on here about it.


Am told the lime help break down the manure and also kills of lice if sprinkled over the perches and nesting areas.

I will start using dolomite also from now on, especially in my dirt garden.

Cheers

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