Okay, I HAVE looked for this data on the discussion board and got here away extra perplexed than I began.
I’ve a pair handfuls of kumquat seedlings which are simply 3 months outdated. The most important are about 3 inches tall and darkish inexperienced. Among the others are a lighter shade of inexperienced and others have a little bit yellow on the sides of the leaves. I even have about the identical quantity (25 or so) of lemon seedlings which are solely 2 months outdated however are nearly the identical dimension and curiously all are the identical shade of inexperienced.
Normal data: I positioned them (ALL) in the identical bagged “seed starter” potting combine that my spouse had within the storage. I’ve not fertilized in any means up thus far, however I feel that’s what is required now.
Studying it, it may very well be something from “want fertilizer” to “want iron, calcium or different micronutrients.” Any concepts? Images included.
And here is the place I discovered myself scratching my head in surprise, as I incessantly do right here… I’ve learn that the generalized “good” fertilizer ratio, utilizing normal NPK measurements, is a few a number of of 5-1-3, AND micronutrients .
I’ve learn from a number of folks that there’s some selection on this common quantity, with some citrus varieties preferring rather less of this or needing a little bit extra of that.
What I would love is a suggestion for one thing related, that’s secure for the wants I’ve. I am simply watering some seedlings and can fertilize them merely and never too incessantly. These crops will ultimately be moved to bigger environments, however right here in Ohio, they’ll by no means be “outside, in-ground” timber.
City Farms “apples and oranges” liquid fertilizer will get point out, however the proprietor/inventor says he would not prefer to promote wholesale or retail as a result of it sits in a warehouse or again shelf for too lengthy and loses efficiency . That does not appear actually secure to me, particularly with the quantity I will be utilizing. Even its smallest container (1 quart) says it produces 64 gallons of fertilizer and I feel that may very well be a lifetime provide of fertilizer primarily based on my watering wants proper now.
Are there dry fertilizers which are shelf secure, however should be combined with water for supply? Or would gradual launch dry fertilizers be guess? If City Farms is the best choice and must be changed every year, I assume that is not horrible, simply wasteful.
Actually lengthy story asking for recommendation on fertilizer for my kumquat seedlings, IF you assume that is what they want proper now.
Thanks for the assistance and I hope your week begins nicely.