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replacement for ammonium nitrate

Posted by n0nickrick (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 23, 09 at 9:54

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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RE: replacement for ammonium nitrate

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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