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suburbcountrygrowerApril 10, 2007

Does anyone know that dissolved, diluted aspirin can be used a fertilizer? I read it in Reader's Digest...and I tried it, with my marigolds. It works!!!!!!

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greenlola(z9TX)

That's interesting. Aspirin is salicylic acid.....maybe the plants like the low ph. I'm going to try it. What dilution did you use?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 4:44PM
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ronalawn82(z9FL)

It is possible that the 'acid' condition caused more nutrients to become available. Iron would be one and it is essential in the manufacture of chlorophyll. A green up would not be surprising.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 6:13PM
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californian

That would be an awful expensive form of fertilizer.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2007 at 11:33PM
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redmand

I use another simple homemade fertilizer. I add "7 minute itch" plants to a large water storage keg. I let the solution set about a week at first (once set you just replace what you use) I pour this mixture over my plants. It is a very simple fertilizer that also works to keep plant lice away. (((Warning: It stinks to high heaven, in the bucket but once poured the smell goes away in a minute or two!!)))

Your plants will grow green and fast, and flowered plants will have Huge healthy flowers!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2007 at 5:15AM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

What's 7 minute itch plant?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2007 at 8:32PM
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redmand

It is a tall thin plant with "hairs" on the stem. When you brush up against them you break out in hives for ... 7 minutes - grows all over here in Germany where I live.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 11:09AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

redman, is this the plant?

Here is a link that might be useful: 7 minute itch

    Bookmark   July 8, 2007 at 7:06PM
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redmand

I asked my wife and she tells me the plant is called nettles (don't trust my spelling)

I have got to say that it really works well.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 11:10AM
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jerry24

I know a company which is pretty good at soil diagnostics (bodemverbetering). It is a dutch company, though they can probably give you some advice on this.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 9:59AM
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redmand

The plants are nettles, and when I was telling one of my secretaries about the plant she checked it on Wikipedia...I was kind of shocked at how versitile the plant is. Good stuff.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 6:11PM
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