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Post  remist17 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:41 pm

What fertilizer should I be using for junipers? I would like to use a liquid form.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:50 pm

Miracid

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Post  lordy on Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:53 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:Miracid
Billy, you're going to need to quit beating around the bush and come to the point. Wink

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:07 am

Any balanced fertilizer. Not all juniper (or even most juniper) need or want acid soil, but Miracid won't kill them. And again, by using a liquid fertilizer, you are paying for someone else's water. , Get the powder and use your own water.

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Post  drgonzo on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:44 am

Mir-acid and Miracle Grow Bloom Booster both, for instance, contain chelated Iron. This is an important Micro nutrient necessary for the formation of chlorophyl. NOT all fertilizers have it (i.e... Miracle Grow Tomato fertilizer.) The lowering of the soil PH that is produced by Mir-acid helps this element to be absorbed more efficiently. But try and find a balanced fertilizer look for a fertilizer that has Micro nutrients.. Junipers have a wide range of soil tolerance (thank god)

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Post  marcus watts on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:45 am

The fertilising really depends on what stage your juniper is at - are you looking to force loads of growth on a young plant, refine the foliage on a styled tree or keep a mature tree healthy and 'ticking over' without causing lots of heavy growth? i tend to adjust the actual concentrations or amount for trees of different stages

miracle azaelia (the old miracid) is a good all round growing fertilizer but more balanced results can be had with different products fed on rotation -if i had to only use liquids then i'd like some organic feed so liquid seaweed as an excelent tonic, then fish emulsion is brilliant on scale type evergreens, then the chemical miracle grow products give an alternative, so you create a rotating feeding cycle.

Why do you only want liquid feeds though? - in hot places where you water a lot, or wet places where it rains a lot they can be leached quickly from the soil so you get a roller coaster of rising and falling feed levels in the pot. If you combine a dry feed like naruko or a cake type pellet with a 3 weekly liquid feed you can give a more balanced level of feed to the tree.

I use a soil with no organic content so feed like this:
when a naruko type product is newly applied i'd use liquid seaweed
when the naruko is 3 weeks old (half spent) the liquid would be fish emulsion
on week 6 the naruko is used up so a micacle product feed is used and spent dry fertilizer is removed
then restart with fresh dry / pelleted feed and follow the cycle again

junipers are hungry trees too, dont be mean with the fertizer but never make it too concentrated

good luck marcus

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