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What Organic fertilizer for Cantaloupes and Watermelons?

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Post  Bart 6/15/2016, 6:31 pm

Hi Folks,

Plants are growing, but I'd like to give them some food. What Organic fertilizer should I use for both Cantaloupes and Watermelons?

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Post  Bart 6/16/2016, 12:41 pm

By the way, the organic fertilizer is for two containers that do not have Mel's Mix in them. So, I'm still trying to stay organic.

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Post  CapeCoddess 6/16/2016, 3:14 pm

I use compost inside and outside the SFG but I use Neptune on my veggies if they need a bit more of a boost.  On my perennials I use Espoma Plant Tone, but rarely need it.

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Post  sanderson 6/16/2016, 3:34 pm

I also use the Espoma xx-Tone line of products.

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Post  yolos 6/16/2016, 4:43 pm

sanderson wrote: I also use the Espoma xx-Tone line of products.
+1 and I also tried Dr. Earth but who knows if it is doing any good.  I  use blood meal on the corn for extra nitrogen.
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Post  Bart 6/16/2016, 9:20 pm

I'm making a tea out of worm castings. The bag it came in says it works, what do you all think? Is it any good?

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Post  Scorpio Rising 6/16/2016, 10:09 pm

I use blood and bone meal raked in around plants, but it is slow release. I have seen Espoma here at Walmart. I would use that if I needed to.

I have 4 large containers (the annex) that don't have MM in, but I plan on either B&B meal or compost! I never have enough compost....

Where do you get Neptune? Is it fish emulsion?
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Post  CapeCoddess 6/17/2016, 12:50 pm

Scorpio Rising wrote:
Where do you get Neptune?  Is it fish emulsion?

I got mine at the local nursery that has everything, including vermiculite. Mine is fish and seaweed blend but there are different ones.  http://www.neptunesharvest.com/

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Post  Sunsanvil 6/20/2016, 3:37 pm

If you can get worm castings, better yet certified organic ones, there is no safer bet on this earth. Its like a natural version of Miracle Grow.

The only downside: tends to be expensive and not easy to find.
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Post  sanderson 6/21/2016, 12:36 am

Sunsanvil wrote:If you can get worm castings, better yet certified organic ones, there is no safer bet on this earth.  Its like a natural version of Miracle Grow.

The only downside: tends to be expensive and not easy to find.
Hence, the worm tube in the bed. Moving the tube to the other end after a while, gets the casings spread around. Very Happy

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