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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: suncrush on August 31, 2009, 10:47 AM

Title: Storing liquid fertilizers
Post by: suncrush on August 31, 2009, 10:47 AM
Can liquid fertilizers be stored?  Most of my pots do not need (and will not hold) a full quart of water, which is the smallest amount of liquid fertilizer I can make with any degree of precision.   After I soak the soil with the fertilizer, I am always left with extra.  Will that keep, or should I discard it every time and make fresh?
Title: Re: Storing liquid fertilizers
Post by: Tom Mounce on August 31, 2009, 03:34 PM
I have never tried to store a mixed batch of fertilizer and have not heard of anyone keeping it after mixing. I would keep using fresh batches. You can always use the rest on something in the yard or an indoor plant.

Tom
Title: Re: Storing liquid fertilizers
Post by: suncrush on August 31, 2009, 05:10 PM
My cats really love the fish emulsion......





Note, I will not be allowing my cats to drink the fish emulsion
Title: Re: Storing liquid fertilizers
Post by: andy graham on August 31, 2009, 06:33 PM
It will keep. Where would the nutrients in the mix go? When I was in the foliage business,we used to mix up huge batches and then inject over a period of time through the sprinkler system.

andy
Title: Re: Storing liquid fertilizers
Post by: suncrush on September 14, 2009, 09:05 AM
Well depending what they were, they could degrade in the light or with heat, etc.
Title: Re: Storing liquid fertilizers
Post by: shimsuki on September 14, 2009, 11:00 PM
What I do instead of make a huge batch every time is use a hose-end feeder. I just put in a capful or so of my liquid fertilizer and it gets mixed with the hose water when I spray my trees.