replacement for ammonium nitrate

n0nickrickJune 23, 2009

Hello friends and fellow gardeners;

Does anyone know of a good nitrogen replacement for ammonium nitrate? I used to be able to buy that easily but it has become impossible to find over the past few years. I use it on my nitogen loving sugar snap pea's. Thanks for any suggestions :)

Rick

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jimster(z7a MA)

Try calcium nitrate Ca(NO3)2

Or potassium nitrate KNO3

Both are soluble sources of nitrogen. It probably will require a special order with you farm store or greenhouse supplier. Also, it will be in at least a 20 lb. bag, which may be too much for your needs.

An alternative is to find a soluble plant food with a large proportion of nitrate nitrogen vs. other forms of nitrogen and has a high first number.

Jim

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