Milorganite amount?

Elizabeth WhiteJune 10, 2008

Hi folks!

Now I've run out and bought milorganite, based on what I've read here. So how much do I use? Most of my plants are already potted--and everything tropical is in a container. I'm supposing I'd scratch it in to the surface the way you would a granular fertilizer?

How much per pot? Anyone have suggestions for the amount?

Thanks!

Elizabeth

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staceybeth(7 MA)

I too have all my tropicals and plants in pots. I use Milorganite. I usually dump a bunch on the top part of the pot and mix it in wellwith about 2-3 inches of the soil there. I water it in.. its incredible.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 11:26AM
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Elizabeth White

Thanks! About how much Milorganite per pot??

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 1:49PM
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poaky1

I have thought of using Milorganite myself. My UNEDUCATED GUESS. Would be about 2-3 cups scratched into the topsoil of the potted plants.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:59AM
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the_virginian(Zone 7 NoVA)

Milorganite is one of the best natural fertilizers on the market and works well not only for tropicalesque plants, but lawns and even the vegetable garden. My palm trees love it and my bananas go bananas over it. Milorganite releases nitrogen slowly, has lots of trace elements and has is organic matter that the plants use too. It is also high in iron which really greens up the plants.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 12:43AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

I found that flowering/fruiting was compensated last year when I overdid it with Milorganite. I will apply it more judiciously this year.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 9:32PM
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