3-1-2 Fertilizer

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  1. babypiggy

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    Hi Everyone,

    Can anyone tell me where I can find this ratio of fertilizer?

    I'm located in Richmond BC, so if there is anything really close that would be great.

    I've tried canadian tire, lowes, home depot.

    Asked a few employees there and they have this "deer with headlights look" and just suggested a tomatoe fertalizer.


    I read from many sources saying this ratio of fert. is best for flowering veg.
    I have a chilli plant and the flowers seem to be dying and dropping off.. :(

    Thank you
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Opinions from different sources will vary. The only way to determine accurately what fertilizer amounts are actually needed is to have your soil tested. I have found that you can get reasonable results by adding compost and a small amount of any general purpose fertilizer. The N-P-K ratio of 18-18-18 works for me.
     
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    I'm doing container gardening as I live in an apartment and using vigro garden soil
     
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    I found one that's is similar in ratio at Canadian tire so I think I'll go buy that.

    In the end does it matter if it's for shrubs?
    Cuz in using t for my veg
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    I guess it doesn't really matter what they choose to call it as long as the NPK ratio is the one that you're after based on research. I don't know if it matters in what you're growing but consider getting a fertilizer that contains micronutrients.
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I agree with Junglekeeper that what they call it usually doesn't matter, but watch out for fertilizers labelled for use on rhododendrons, azaleas, and similar acid-loving plants. They will not be appropriate for most vegetables but would be good for blueberries.
     
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    I do have micro nutrients for hydroponics. Can I use that?

     
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    I don't see why not, if you know the rate of application. It's just more convenient if the mixture is all-in-one.
     
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    Ok cool
    Says 4 g per litre on the bottle but I think I'll do half that just to be safe
     

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