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Re: humic acid

Post by Izhar » January 10th, 2013, 9:40 am

Completely agreed with Farooq...

following are the results of using Potassium humate on Amaranthus tricolor "early splendor", no other fertilizer (synthetic or natural) has been used:

Test bed:
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Control bed (strong winds in recent past had knocked out the top portion of three plants):
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Re: humic acid

Post by M Farooq » January 10th, 2013, 10:25 am

Izhar wrote:Completely agreed with Farooq...
following are the results of using Potassium humate on Amaranthus tricolor "early splendor", no other fertilizer (synthetic or natural) has been used:
What a dramatic difference and it leaves no doubt that (extracted) K-humate is not beneficial but more of a disaster. Stunted growth is evident. And let us clarify that humic acid is not one component. It is not a fertilizer either. Humic acid is neither bad. It is formed naturally from decomposition of natural organic material in the soil e.g. everyone knows that gober does no harm and it is more likely beneficial as a chelating agent and soil conditioner (binder for trace nutrients).

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Re: humic acid

Post by Izhar » January 10th, 2013, 10:37 am

I always want to experiment things before recommending or commenting..
currently running an experiment on effect of slow released fertilizer on petunia... will share the results inshaAllah..

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Re: humic acid

Post by azwarjaved » January 18th, 2016, 11:38 am

Dear Izhar Bhai & Respective Forum Members
AOA
I am new to this forum and found it very help full and supportive to keep abreast of new developments regarding gardening, plant growth and disease issues and their management and I would commend that Mash Ahallah all the members are generous to offer the best of their knowledge stay blessed with the moto "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness"
As the petunia has started blooming I would like to know about your experiment, "effect of slow release fertilizer for petunia". Would you like to share your experiment with results Regards

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Post by Izhar » January 18th, 2016, 2:50 pm

It was abandoned... I dont remember the reason... but I dont find comparatively better results of slow-release fertilizers in my potting mixes...

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Re: humic acid

Post by Syed Adnan » March 10th, 2016, 9:57 am

Izhar I have been using slow released fert for quite a long time in pots. As I prefer inorganic gardening, slow release fert has the advantage but it should be of a renowned brand. It replenishes the draining essential nutrients in the potting mix with the support of additional liq fert. For those who are into organic gardening, it is best to get the nutrient part of potting soil from manure, fishmeal, bonemeal, compost etc.

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Re: humic acid

Post by Izhar » March 10th, 2016, 10:07 am

Your potting medium must be soil-less... I used Nutricote... comparative results showed no significant difference.. it is very expensive though... around Rs.1000/kg..

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Re: humic acid

Post by Syed Adnan » March 11th, 2016, 5:51 am

Bhal is such a blessing for garden lovers in PAK, not only it is a perfect soil for pots but it fights off pathogens as well. Outside PAK, soil-less medium is preferable.

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Re: humic acid

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » March 11th, 2016, 1:30 pm

Syed Adnan wrote:Bhal is such a blessing for garden lovers in PAK, not only it is a perfect soil for pots but it fights off pathogens as well. Outside PAK, soil-less medium is preferable.
How can some thing so cheap and readily available be so good, YOU MUST BE KIDDING :lol:

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