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November 3, 2010 - 1:06 pm

Hi,

 

I have couple of brinjal and pepper plants. I am suing NPK 19-19-19 every week (4gm/lt). The plants growth is very good and looks healthy. Now i see lot of flowers but all the flower are dropping off. I tried polinating by hand and there is no result. Also i read that high nitrogen can also be the cause, so i stopped NPK for these plants from past two weeks. So far no improvement. Any suggestions

 

Gardenia.

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Gardenia,

You are right. Excess nitrogen could cause such effects. But I have used 19-19-19 and have got good results. How is the sunlight ? Are the plants getting good amount of sun?

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November 3, 2010 - 3:46 pm

GG,

 

Plant is getting partial sunlight since i have covered the plants with white net to avoid pigeons. But other plants like tomoto is doing good. How do i supliment potasium, is there anything available. Will this help?

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You can try by using 5:15:30 NPK. You can get it INR 6/- pack in INDAM or In couple of days I will be stocking that fertilizer myself. Where are you located. Do update your profile with your location. it will be helpful in future.

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November 3, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Thanks GG. This would help. I am located at BSK.  I will update my profile 🙂

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All,

 

I now have 5:15:30. If anyone of you need the same, you can get it from me.

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November 4, 2010 - 10:36 pm

GG,

 

Today i picked up some maxi grow from INDAM. Do you have the biggper pack?

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I have a bigger packs 500gms or 1Kg. Smaller ones from MaxiGrow is just not scalable.

Let me know which one you need.

 

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November 12, 2010 - 6:30 pm

I had stopped feeding 19-19-19 for about 3 weeks, and last 10 days, i started using maxi grow. As of today, i can see small peppers. So far here is no improvement in brinjal, let me wait for some more time.

 

Gardenia

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Hello GG

I am at hyd, will you be able to send it there about 1 kg of 5, 15 30. have some tomato plants in the soil, that are doing good but need something to continue the yield. Have not fertilised with anything for a month now - if this combination is good for the continuation of yileld then I would like to use some. also have beans (chikkudukai) that is just having vegetative growth and no sign of flowers.

Thanks for you help

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geekgardener said:

I have a bigger packs 500gms or 1Kg. Smaller ones from MaxiGrow is just not scalable.

Let me know which one you need.

 

GG


Hi GG:

Just wondering what is MaxiGrow---Please enlighten us non-Bangalorians too!!. Could the problem of flowers falling off not be caused by insufficient irrigation? Also, could Magnesium deficiency be a reason too? I have got very good results by adding a little Magnesium Sulphate. In fact, my tomato plants looked like they had contracted 'leaf curl' and I destroyed some. But Magnesium has slowly revived the rest.

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Satish,

 

MaxiGrow is product name and it has NPK at 5-15-30 ratio. I was using 19-19-19 for  my brinjal and pepper plants. The growth of the plants are very good. but got in to flower dropping off proplem. When i googled, found that pepper flower can dropp off due to excess nitrogen or due to pollination. In my case pollination is not the problem as i am taking care of it. Now i stopped feeding NPK 19-19-19 and switched to 5-15-30 as this increases potassium. This will help the plants. Now the result is the pepper and brinjal plants leaf size as reduced, of course looks healthy and i can see some of the peppers are set in.Still i have not seen result for brinjal and planning to wait for couple of days more before trying some other option.

 

In one of the post some one has posted MaxiGrow's picture. You can refer that.

 

I hope this helps.

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Hello Satish,

 

MaxiGro is this small sachet of 10gms sold for Rs 6. Its analysis 5:15:30. Its only NPK.

 

Magnesium deficiency will result in chlorosis(yellowing due to lack of chlorophyll). Magnesium is mobile in plants. So the deficiency will be observed on older leaves first.

Magnesium will do wonders.

 

Hope this helps

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madhavi said:

Hello GG

I am at hyd, will you be able to send it there about 1 kg of 5, 15 30. have some tomato plants in the soil, that are doing good but need something to continue the yield. Have not fertilised with anything for a month now - if this combination is good for the continuation of yileld then I would like to use some. also have beans (chikkudukai) that is just having vegetative growth and no sign of flowers.

Thanks for you help


Hello Madhavi,

 

Sure I can send it to you. Send me an email to admin@geekgardener.in.

with your address.

GG

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Is yellowing of leaves due to lack of Mg?

The leaves of my tomato plants are turning yellow, especially leaves at the bottom of the plant. 

These must be the leaves that came in first.

 

What sources are rich in magnesium and where can I buy them?

 

 - Aarthi

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Yellowing could also be due to lack of magnesium besides Nitrogen, Iron and many other micronutrients.

Epsom salts are the cheapest source of magnesium. It can be applied along with watering at the rate of 1g/litre every week.
Epsom salts can be purchased from Pharmacies/Medical shops. It can be applied to all vegetable plants and even ornamentals since magnesium is an essential nutrient for plants growth.

Roses love epsom and they send out basal canes after an application.

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GG,

 

From where do you buy salts required for nutrients.

 

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geekgardener said:

Yellowing could also be due to lack of magnesium besides Nitrogen, Iron and many other micronutrients.

Epsom salts are the cheapest source of magnesium. It can be applied along with watering at the rate of 1g/litre every week.

Epsom salts can be purchased from Pharmacies/Medical shops. It can be applied to all vegetable plants and even ornamentals since magnesium is an essential nutrient for plants growth.

Roses love epsom and they send out basal canes after an application.


GG, thanks for that quick reply.
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geekgardener said:

Hello Satish,

 

MaxiGro is this small sachet of 10gms sold for Rs 6. Its analysis 5:15:30. Its only NPK.

 

Magnesium deficiency will result in chlorosis(yellowing due to lack of chlorophyll). Magnesium is mobile in plants. So the deficiency will be observed on older leaves first.

Magnesium will do wonders.

 

Hope this helps

gg


Hi GG:

Thanks a lot for your support always. Your phenomenal knowledge of the subject makes your help very important. I am feeling encouraged to ask another question: For example NPK 19:19:19 adds up to 57. What comprises the rest of the 43? I had always thought that the '43' is made up by so-called micro-nutrients but the fallacy of my belief has recently been pointed out to me without the answerregarding the unknown '43'. Therefore, all that 19:19:19 or 17:17:17 or any such numbers mean only the ratio of the three elements in the composition. How are they then different? If I am right why can't 6:12:36 be simply denominated as 1:2:6? I have been asking various dealers but always drew a blank. I know you will not disappoint me. Regards.

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Hi Satish,

 

When you say it is 6:12:36 what it means is that of the 1Kg of the fertilizer 60 gms is N, 120 gms is P and 360 gms is K. Therefore there is a total of 54% of fertilizer while the remaining 46% (i.e., 460 gms) is made of filler material. If you were to denote it as 1:2:6 you wouldn't be able to tell what weight of N, P & K is in a Kg of Fertilizer.

 

Does this make sense?

 

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