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African Violets and Gesneriads: Fertilizers

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2011
4:44 AM

Post #8417830

I have recently purchased some AV's. I had them quite some time ago and am just getting back into them.

I have Schultz liquid African violet fertilizer that is quite old. Do the liquid fertilizers loose their strength overtime? Should I just toss the fertilizer and start new or do you think it is ok to use this fertilizer?
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2011
10:15 AM

Post #8418362

I am not sure,but from what I have read powdered fertilizer does not go bad,but liquid can separate and even have chemical changes,especially if it is not stored in the proper temperatures.You could email Schultz and ask them.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8418389

Lynn

That was what I was thinking... probably just better to toss it and buy new. I believe the rest of my fertilizers are all powders.

Thank you for your input.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2011
11:17 AM

Post #8418489

You're welcome.It might be fine,but if it's really old,better safe than sorry.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2011
11:39 AM

Post #8418536

Lynn

I agree. The trick is to remember to pick it up while I am out ^^_^^
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2011
1:27 PM

Post #8418675

LOL You sound like me ^_^. Cute Angel.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 14, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8427314

Carolyn, if you dmail me your address, I will put a small packet of AV food in an envie for you. It's in a 2"x3" baggie, but it's got like 3tsp in it. It doesn't sound like alot, but when you only use 1/4 tsp per gallon, it can last a long time. The n-p-k count on it is 12-36-14.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 16, 2011
4:53 AM

Post #8429817

Nichole

thank you so much! Sending you a dmail.

Carolyn

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