Beer fertilizer?

Larsen, WI(Zone 5a)

Can anyone inform me of how much beer to use for fertilizing epis?

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Lubbock, TX

Hey I see a spot for two epis.LOL Some use a Tlbs/gal. But that's the beer, ammonia, and Epsom salt version.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

I have never used beer. Let me know what results you get using beer.

Sandy the epi nut

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(jax) Dundalk, MD(Zone 7a)

Hi! To address your question, I agree with hayu regarding the brug recipe. Use it on everything. But, I wanted you to know how good it is, to see someone else's room like like mine! Plants everywhere!

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

Do you use it instead of fertilizer or along with it???

You want plants everywhere you should see my epi house!!!! LOL I have a number of plants on order. This is only 1/4 of it.

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Larsen, WI(Zone 5a)

Well to everyone that posted a reply, I added a photo of my growing area so I am basically not a pro at growing epis in any sence. The only resourse that I read about using beer was from 'Epiforums.com'. I've been talking with this Kris from S. Dakota who is basically an Epi master grower in the colder parts of the U.S., although I did not get the idea of beer fertilizing from him but I just read that you can use it with your basic 10-10-10 regiment and its suppose to be a great combination....

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Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

I do not see why not. It could not hurt, I might try it on my seedlings.

I have a weird sense of humor- I just had a picture in my silly mind of a bunch of drunk plants!!!LOL

Warning epis have a habit of multiplying. Plus there is a disease called epiites, I know I have a large case of it.


Sandy the epi nut

Lubbock, TX

Oh you need the ammonia that doesn't have soap in it.

Larsen, WI(Zone 5a)

Ok, yes I'd have to admit that I'm a pretty new Epi grower so I need lots of assistance. Can anyone explain how the method of Ammonia without soap works? ;-p

Thanks~!!
Barry Sewall

Lubbock, TX

Heres the recipe:
12 oz can of beer
1/2 cup of Ammonia
1 cup epsom salt
2 cups water

Mix together should make about a quart. Use 1 tbsp/ 1gal. of water every two weeks.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

Ok all I need is the epsom salt and the beer.

New York, NY(Zone 6b)

Barry Sewall and Wren, those are some great plants. Wow!. I am going to try the beer method also on one of my plants and see if I will be able to tell the difference.

Chickenville, FL(Zone 9a)

There is a long thread on the epiforums about this recipe and explaination about the ammonia etc. on there. It is free to sign up.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

I have the stuff but I just watered so I will have to wait a few days to try it.

Pawleys Island, SC

I started using it last year. I use it on everything and I absolutely love it. My plants do too. Infact, I need to feed them today.
I try to use the beer formula and then about a week later use regular fertilizer. They seem to like it.

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

I started using it too, from the epi forum. All my succulents really like it. This thread reminded me to get off this computer & go out and do a feeding.

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