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Looking for some milorganite

Posted by mcrooke37 z7aTN ( on
Fri, Jun 20, 08 at 19:20

I have been reading one the banana forum about using milorganite on thier plants with great success. Does anyone know where I can find some in east tennessee. I have been looking without any success. I have tryed Lowe's and Home Depot both said they don't carry it.

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RE: Looking for some milorganite

Never heard of it before this thread, but did some research on it:

Milorganite is the brand name of an organic nitrogen fertilizer produced by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Popularized in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s, it consists of processed sludge from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The fertilizer is made up of microbes that have digested nutrients from the sewage stream along with added iron, used to strip phosphorus from the waste water flowing into Lake Michigan.

Umm Wow.... I don't know know If I'd want to be putting that out as food for anything I plan to ingest later.

RE: where to get milorganite in E Tn

Lots of places selling milorganite listed through-out the three states of Tennessee at/thru/from the link below.

The stuff works really good too.....
A little liquid seaweed extract, a little alfalfa tea, and a little milorganite makes for some fantastic flowers and veggetables and all sorts of etc too.....

Hope the link is what yer lookin for

Here is a link that might be useful: where to get milorganite by zip code

RE: Looking for some milorganite

Home Depot used to sell it. I wonder what changed?

A friend recommended sprinkling a few handfuls around plants ("Oh, I never wear gloves to garden") to keep deer away.

RE: Looking for some milorganite

I bought a huge bag from Lowes in Knoxville on Clinton Hwy. Super cheap too, around 10 bucks. This is the first year I have used it after also reading about it on the banana forum. I put it on everything. Be warned it has a funky smell!


RE: Looking for some milorganite

Dried horse manure works just as well. :-)

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