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Home made lime sulfur

Post  Joao Santos on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:49 pm

This past weekend I've decided to do my own lime sulfur recepie butwhen aplied, it didn't bleached deadwood as suposed...

The recepie used:

1lt water
70g lime
100g sulfur

Does anyone have similar experience?


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Re: Home made lime sulfur

Post  Poink88 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:35 pm

There is more to it than just mixing lime and sulfur...read here.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/make-own-lime-sulfur-spraying-fruit-trees-31331.html

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Re: Home made lime sulfur

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:51 am

I would advise against making your own, the process can be dangerous.

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Re: Home made lime sulfur

Post  Joao Santos on Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:44 am

Thanks Dario and Billy,

This was the process I've used and yes I was very cautious in the process and with the steams.


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Re: Home made lime sulfur

Post  Stan Kengai on Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:39 pm

Joao,

The effects of lime sulfur are not immediate, and time to bleach depends on the concentration of your solution and the air temperature, to some extent. To obtain extreme white bleaching, you usually have to reapply at least once. I'd wait one month before reapplying.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:44 pm

It also helps to wet the surface before the LS is applied, that helps open the grain of the wood.

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Re: Home made lime sulfur

Post  Joao Santos on Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:56 pm

Also done that Billy. Can it be the species? I've used it in a arbutus unedo that I'm preparing for a tanuki



Billy M. Rhodes wrote:It also helps to wet the surface before the LS is applied, that helps open the grain of the wood.

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