Author Topic: Anyone using Advanced hydroponics of holland tri part fertilizer? How often?  (Read 301 times)

Plantinyum

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I cant find any information on how often to use this, for soil media. People seem to be pleased with this fert, i am not promoting anything, just want to know how often to use this for the best results, more importantly to avoid overdosage.
Thank you for your time and advice!

As a side question, ive red that sintetic fertilizers do not promote biodiversity in soil,  do they only not promote or also inhibit soil biome?

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Thank you! So i should be carefull with this fertilizer, probably use it only once and a while?
I already discovered that i should use half the strenght of it ,for soil medium, so i did it like that.
I think it promoted the blooms on my dragon fruits, so thats why i would like to use it , even if rarely.

On the packaje it says, if there is salt accumulation , to flush the soil every now and then, will this help with the phosphates?
I am generally giving organic stuff to my plants, but i like to boost them with a sintetic one from time to time.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2023, 01:42:47 AM by Plantinyum »

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As a side question, ive red that sintetic fertilizers do not promote biodiversity in soil,  do they only not promote or also inhibit soil biome?
There is a great website by Robert Pavlis called Garden Myths where he studies and clarifies/debunks a lot of gardening lore. In one, he addresses synthetic fertilizers, and it turns out that the soil microbes are just as non-picky as plants - they will eat anything, organic or synthetic. Soil with lots of organic matter had the highest microbial and fungal diversity, followed by soil receiving synthetic fertilizer, followed last by soil with no amendments.

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As a side question, ive red that sintetic fertilizers do not promote biodiversity in soil,  do they only not promote or also inhibit soil biome?
There is a great website by Robert Pavlis called Garden Myths where he studies and clarifies/debunks a lot of gardening lore. In one, he addresses synthetic fertilizers, and it turns out that the soil microbes are just as non-picky as plants - they will eat anything, organic or synthetic. Soil with lots of organic matter had the highest microbial and fungal diversity, followed by soil receiving synthetic fertilizer, followed last by soil with no amendments.

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very interesting, thanks. For whatever reason the site/s do not open for me. Are the books worth bying?

I feel a little relieved for this study, showing that sintetic ferts are at least to a degree benneficial to the soil organisms. I fall probably in the middle of sintetic and organic ferts, as a user, i do use fish emulsion and chicken fertilizer, along some organic liquid stuffs i started not so long ago, but also use kristalon and other sintetic ones.

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His website looks like it is down right now. I'd try again tomorrow.
Because my trees are in pots, I use strictly synthetic, to feed the trees directly. I do have a fairly high organic content to my potting soil, but if a tree needs some nutrients, I don't want to wait months or years after adding organic fertilizers, since they must be broken down first by soil microbes.

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