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    Question about using Miracid...

    When using an aggressive feeding/watering schedule, as Walter Pall suggests, on lime-hating plants like azaleas, should a fertilizer like Miracid be used at each feeding? Or should it just be once a month and then be fed with plain MG or similar during the rest of the time?

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    Use it all the time.
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    Thanks Jim.

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    I started using it a month ago and have noticed a difference already after two feedings. I use one small scoop per quart. Halfway between the indoor and outdoor plant dosage. Wasn't sure if I should go full strength.

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    I use it at full strength.

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    Woodguy,

    The bottom line is the pH of the fertilizer you're feeding your plants. I've invested in a digital pH meter from the local hydroponics store and it's the best money I've ever spent (around $75). If you adjust the pH of the solution according to the plant's needs, you'll never have to guess again how much miracid or any other product to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juniperus Californica View Post
    I've invested in a digital pH meter from the local hydroponics store and it's the best money I've ever spent (around $75)
    What's the name of the store? Is it in La Canada?
    I'm going to get one myself, it would be nice to have a store nearby.

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    There are two excellent stores that I go to in Pasadena, they are:

    Alternative Hydro - 3870 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena - (626) 449-6006

    BetterGrow Hydro - 1271 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena - (626) 737-6612

    If you spend the time and talk to these guys, they are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to plant science. I buy all my air pots & smart pots from these guys too, check 'em out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juniperus Californica View Post
    If you spend the time and talk to these guys, they are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to plant science. I buy all my air pots & smart pots from these guys too, check 'em out.

    JC
    Thanks for the links. I will definitely check them out, I could use some of those pots too.

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    JC,
    In regards to your quote "If you adjust the pH of the solution according to the plant's needs...."
    Just curious, wouldn't you have to test the PH of the soil as well? Then adjust the fert. accordingly to ensure you keep the PH where the plant likes it too be?
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    Last edited by ghues; July 22nd, 2011 at 01:33 PM.
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