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Old June 10, 2017   #586
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Rockporter I also have a hard time bending but don't see what the problem is with just using a hose end sprayer. I use the Chameleon and like it better than the Ortho. I set mine to the fan spray and go down one side of a bed watering each plant sufficiently to apply the amount of fertilizer I think each one needs with the setting at one TBS per gallon. I want to wet the soil for about a foot out from the stem so the pattern of the sprayer is perfect for that without any bending. Getting the fertilizer on the leaves is no problem because I always come back down the bed with my hose end feeder set at 0 and wash off any excess on the leaves and to help wash the fertilizer on down through the mulch. I basically do this with all the plants in the garden whether using the Veggie or the TTF. If I remember correctly when I was using an Ortho I preferred it set on the shower setting because it gave me a good pattern that basically wet down the area I wanted fertilized without any bending or stooping.

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Rockporter I also have a hard time bending but don't see what the problem is with just using a hose end sprayer. I use the Chameleon and like it better than the Ortho. I set mine to the fan spray and go down one side of a bed watering each plant sufficiently to apply the amount of fertilizer I think each one needs with the setting at one TBS per gallon. I want to wet the soil for about a foot out from the stem so the pattern of the sprayer is perfect for that without any bending.

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Sounds good Bill, but my problem is my garden is interplanted with other things. I have flowers surrounding most beds. I have bell peppers and basil with my tomatoes. If I watered like that I would be wetting everything down with the fertilizer just to get to what I want to feed. I need better control of the direction the water is going, without the bending making the need for a solution to my problem. I don't care for going into the house with my back hurting so bad I can't move the rest of the day.
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Old June 10, 2017   #588
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Here is what I am doing for some of tbe stuff sometimes.
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Old June 10, 2017   #589
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This sprayer has a removable nozzle. Looks like you could then attach a wand to the spray end. It gets poor reviews for leakage, but I bet that is a solvable problem.

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Ooh, look at this!


http://www.amleo.com/hozon-siphon-mi...rid={creative}
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This sprayer has a removable nozzle. Looks like you could then attach a wand to the spray end. It gets poor reviews for leakage, but I bet that is a solvable problem.

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Thanks, I might go that route if the item I just linked to won't work. But I think I have found the solution.
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Old June 10, 2017   #592
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Thanks Worth, I thought about doing that too. I may try that with the sprayer I have, I think it's the same one you have.

Check this out.

http://www.amleo.com/hozon-siphon-mi...rid={creative}
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I was going to suggest the Hozon but I see you found it.

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I was going to suggest the Hozon but I see you found it.

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It's a 16-1. From what I am reading it is only good on chemical fertilizers, not organics. I don't know if that means they think it will clog or something?

If it's 16-1 then it means I would need to add 16 tbsp of TTF to 1 gallon of water to get the right ratio, right?

http://hozon.com/how-hozon-works/
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It's a 16-1. From what I am reading it is only good on chemical fertilizers, not organics. I don't know if that means they think it will clog or something?

If it's 16-1 then it means I would need to add 16 tbsp of TTF to 1 gallon of water to get the right ratio, right?

http://hozon.com/how-hozon-works/
Not for sure.

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Not for sure.

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I got the answer-See this thread starting at post #102

http://tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=27229&page=7

Lol, it's this thread starting on post #102. Hahaha.
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Not a numbers day for me at all.
I got dizzy reading the posts.
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The Hozon dilutes at a 1 to 16 ratio and Texas Tomato food should be diluted 1 to 256. You would then need to dilute the Texas Tomato food at a rate of 1 to 16 in the feed container in order to be applying it at the recommended 1 to 256 dilution ratio.

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The Hozon dilutes at a 1 to 16 ratio and Texas Tomato food should be diluted 1 to 256. You would then need to dilute the Texas Tomato food at a rate of 1 to 16 in the feed container in order to be applying it at the recommended 1 to 256 dilution ratio.

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Right, and the answer is 16 tbsp to 1 gallon of water for the hozon to siphon while watering. This will give the right dilution.
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So, I am ordering a new gallon of vegetable and tomato. I still have some left in my 3.5 year old bottle of vegetable. I thought I would do a side by side comparison for the fall garden using the new vegetable and the old vegetable on some lettuce or something. I think this might give me a good idea as to whether my vegetable was as good as it could have been all along. My garden is doing well, and things seem to be getting a good enough nutrient feeding using the old vegetable, even the tomatoes are doing well.
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