just getting started (part 5)

jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.August 24, 2009

Well, the courageous buds are starting to open.

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phatboyrose(N/W FL. - 8)

Jim I believe that COURAGEOUS is going to make it. It has alot of new growth on it and is looking real healthy. What have you been feeding it. LOL
Harold

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 1:47PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Harold, This soil has plenty of organics in it. I planted Courageous Mid-May. I did not fertilize it until Mid June.
I used Drammactic K fish/kelp mid-June, end of June, Mid July, end of July. I haven't fertilized since end of July.
I did foilage feed it every 2 weeks with Drammactic K, but, haven't done that since end of July either.

JIM

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 2:19PM
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phatboyrose(N/W FL. - 8)

I'm not familiar with Drammactic K do you buy it localy or do you have to order it. I mostly use Mills Ease feed.
Harold

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 2:49PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

I had to buy Drammactic K via mailorder:

http://www.planetnatural.com/site/fish-kelp-fertilizer.html

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Next season I'm going to brew up Alfalfa tea and add the Drammactic K in with that. I'll scoop out a bucket full of Alfalfa tea from the garbage can and then add the fertilizer to the bucket.

http://www.rosenut.com/rosecare/manure_tea.htm

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JIM

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 3:29PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

This is fungus of some type on our Dogwoods.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 4:42PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Courageous buds have opened a hair more...LOL

    Bookmark   August 25, 2009 at 11:53AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

After doing a more accurate scan of last years winter tempartures our coldest low was -9 degrees on Jan 17,2009.

JIM

    Bookmark   August 25, 2009 at 1:32PM
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