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Post  Yamato on Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:25 am

Hello everybody, I was reading about rate of fertiliser absorption (re: The living art of bonsai, Amy Laing, p. 185).

I’m impressed about the (vastly) superior rates of foliar vs soil feeding and I was wondering whether this is something you have experienced/practised?

Alternation of feeding methods is recommended to avoid weakening of roots; would it still be possible to combine liquid fertiliser spraying with solid fertiliser feeding?

Thank you for your advice.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:22 pm

With foliar feeding look up what can be absorbed by the leaf and will flow
on into the system.
Also what is too large and sticks where it goes.
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Post  Yamato on Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:21 pm

Thank you for your help.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 pm

Also, your pines and junies will really enjoy foliar feeding in addition to your regular soiliar feeding...

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Post  Yamato on Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:25 am

Thank you for this. I also have maples and a Japanese March and I was wondering if this works for them too please?

Also, I would be using granular fertiliser (e.g. green dream) and I’m concerned I may overdo it doubling the dose. Would it be better to alternate liquid soliar-liquid foliar?

Thank you for your help!

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:09 pm

I would not really consider that "doubling the dose"... organic granular works very slow and gently from the roots up while i believe that foliar feeding is more quickly accessible to the tree (and just as quickly disposed of)...


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Post  Yamato on Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:39 am

Cool! Thank you Kevin for this.

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