Miracle Grow?

silversword(9A)May 4, 2009

Would you put this on your bamboo? If not, what would you use other than B and Fish Emulsion?

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Any regular fertilizer will work, including lawn fertilizer.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2009 at 6:46PM
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silversword(9A)

Yes, but would you use it? I don't use Miracle Grow on anything, have been entirely organic but think maybe I should switch over.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2009 at 11:52AM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Yes, I would use it...there's no problem, although I tend to use a slow release fertilizer, like Osmocote, because it's easy to throw down a handful and because I'm too busy to fertilize every few weeks. Are you concerned about whether Miracle Grow is safe to use on bamboo, or are you concerned that it would be bad for the environment?

    Bookmark   May 5, 2009 at 5:58PM
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silversword(9A)

jeez. both I guess. I try to do organic as much as possible. But I want my boo to be happy, and there is virtually no run-off from it. I really need it to get big, bushy and healthy to block out my mcmansion neighbors.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2009 at 3:21PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

I limit my use of pesticidal chemicals, but I don't get very concerned about whether a fertilizer is organic or not since it consists almost entirely of naturally-occurring, inorganic chemicals.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2009 at 6:18PM
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silversword(9A)

I honestly didn't know that. I fertilize with fish emulsion and compost tea mostly. Thank you for the input, I really appreciate it... and will be putting osmocote and miracle grow on my boo shortly!!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2009 at 11:15PM
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