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Old February 24, 2016   #61
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Is this the stuff you mix with water or the stuff you sprinkle on?
All I use is the stuff in the little box that is concentrated and you mix with water.

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Yep, just the all purpose stuff you scoop out and mix with water. I would have bought the little 1.5 lb box, but it was $5 and the 5 lb box was $10 and I can do math
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Old February 24, 2016   #62
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I have never seen a 5 pound box. at least I dont think I have.

I guess I thought it was something else.

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I hadn't before either but I also don't usually look much in the gardening section at Walmart, which is where I got it.

Looks like this:
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Thanks I try to use nothig but organic in the soil outside but I now remember this stuff.

I need to find a source for Ladybug some place close or do some math one or the other.

I just dont want to kill off my worms in the garden.

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Only place I've found ladybugs in Round Rock is at Round Rock Gardens on Sam Bass Road, but I know that's nowhere near you so not any help at all really.
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Only place I've found ladybugs in Round Rock is at Round Rock Gardens on Sam Bass Road, but I know that's nowhere near you so not any help at all really.
This is Ladybug fertilizer liquid concentrate.
Smells like catfish charlie catfish bait.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...JWaz193mK2wnSA
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This is Ladybug fertilizer liquid concentrate.
Smells like catfish charlie catfish bait.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...JWaz193mK2wnSA
Oh! I misunderstood. Is it basically just liquid fish and molasses or is there more to it? I still have a jug of Liquid Fish from last year, smells like weird fishy chocolate milk. The hounds love to sniff at it, and really love when I overfill the watering can and end up splashing a little on the floor on my way to the patio. My liquid fish looks like this:


I think I've seen that Ladybug stuff at the HEB Plus in Round Rock, the label looks familiar anyway.
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I hadn't before either but I also don't usually look much in the gardening section at Walmart, which is where I got it.

Looks like this:
Hi Kelly,
Can you post a picture of the side of that Micacle-Gro that shows the percentage of "N P K" in it. Thanks.
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P.S. I agree with Worth on the "1/8 of that" max for initial feeding.
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Can you post a picture of the side of that Micacle-Gro that shows the percentage of "N P K" in it. Thanks.
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P.S. I agree with Worth on the "1/8 of that" max for initial feeding.

Dutch it is the new stuff it is 24-8-16.
The old stuff and I have it too right next to me is 15-30-15.
I like the new formula better.
But you better darn well know it is hotter in nitrogen.

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Oh! I misunderstood. Is it basically just liquid fish and molasses or is there more to it? I still have a jug of Liquid Fish from last year, smells like weird fishy chocolate milk. The hounds love to sniff at it, and really love when I overfill the watering can and end up splashing a little on the floor on my way to the patio. My liquid fish looks like this:


I think I've seen that Ladybug stuff at the HEB Plus in Round Rock, the label looks familiar anyway.
I think the Ladybug has a little more to it to help the soil.

I just need in a bad way to find something I dont have to drive all the way to Austin to get.
Or order on line.


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I haven't taken any pictures because I put DE at the base of my plants and it looks so ugly

But, the hollyhocks are still growing and growing! Most of the first true leaves to show are now US quarter sized, and the second true leaves are on their way. In a week or two, I'll plant my snap beans and go check out the tomatoes at the local nursery and pick up one or two (husband says one, I want two, we'll see what we have room for). The satsuma has so many buds on it, I can't wait until they bloom since it's never bloomed before! And my jalapeno has at least 15 blossoms in various stages on it, if not more.

I love this time of year, it's like the honeymoon phase with plants before the bugs start coming out and the heat really kicks in.
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We got some new plants today! Tycoon tomato again this year, California Wonder bell pepper, Silver Queen thyme, Elan strawberry (everbearing), Fern Leaf lavender, Sweet basil!
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Our 2016 apartment patio garden is all planted, though I will likely repot the sage soon to get rid of that "biodegradable" pod it's in. Everything is potted in either the yellow bag Miracle Gro potting mix (we had a bag leftover from last year) or the Miracle Gro Nature's Care potting mix, with some lime and all purpose plant food mixed in before potting. All of the plants that weren't grown from seed or still kickin from last year were purchased at a local family-run nursery that we love because all of their plants are big and healthy and either grown there or sourced locally. Still contemplating rehoming the Satsuma to my mom to put in her yard and give it a better chance and buying a new Satsuma from this nursery, but we'll see. I'm excited for this growing season, I think we went through so much with pests and rebalancing nutrients last year that this year has to be better!
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Amazing what you have stuffed on your patio.

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Amazing what you have stuffed on your patio.

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I don't have room for anything else at all!

I tried to take a picture using the 360 mode on my phone, I think the panoramic mode worked better so I'll post both.
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