Palm feeding experiment THE RESULTS

Which palm will grow the best, with best root system and healthiest leaves?

1 Palm Focus
0
No votes
2 Palm Focus and Palmbooster
5
18%
3 Slow release
1
4%
4 Slow release and Palmbooster
5
18%
5 Soluble Feed
1
4%
6 Soluble feed and Palmbooster
7
25%
7 Soluble feed and Seaweed plus Iron
2
7%
8 Slow release and Seaweed plus Iron
6
21%
9 Palm Focus and Seaweed pkus Iron
0
No votes
10 Water
1
4%
 
Total votes: 28

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Palm feeding experiment THE RESULTS

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:32 pm




Comments welcome. Which do you think will grow the best?


My only concern is the amount of rain we are having and having to water the palms with feed regularly may cause them to be over watered.
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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by jungle jas » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:24 am

I would have to say none of the above. I water mine with warm water with tea leaves and coffee grounds in it, works for me. icon_thumright
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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by Rick1965 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:43 am

Interesting Kris, thanks for doing this icon_thumright . In regard to the rain, are you able to place the palms under some sort of shelter?


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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:03 am

jungle jas wrote:I would have to say none of the above. I water mine with warm water with tea leaves and coffee grounds in it, works for me. icon_thumright
So you don't think any of them will do the best? icon_scratch If I had more plants I would have done more combinations.
Rick1965 wrote:Interesting Kris, thanks for doing this icon_thumright . In regard to the rain, are you able to place the palms under some sort of shelter?
I could put them in the open greenhouse but then they wouldn't be growing normally, more forced which is not want I want to do.


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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by Conifers » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:09 am

The one in the largest pot will win. icon_thumright


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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:20 am

Conifers wrote:The one in the largest pot will win. icon_thumright
They are all in identical pots apart from the control which is in a tad smaller pot.


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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:42 am

Does slow release cover chicken poo ?

and is soluble feed Miracle grow ?

I know.....I am just asking before you all start ?
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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:45 pm

The Codfather wrote:Does slow release cover chicken poo ?

and is soluble feed Miracle grow ?

I know.....I am just asking before you all start ?
The video explains all.


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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:59 pm

I'm hoping the one with Palm Focus and Palmbooster wins because that's what I use on my potted plants with the occasional chicken pellet top dressing.

I doubt the PB will have any great effect over such a short time frame though, you'd really need to make this a 12 month experiment for the rooting hormone to really produce results. With that in mind, I'm basing my decision on the Focus alone although I'm sure Nigel's fertilisers will be very good too.

Are they all in new compost straight from the bag? I wonder if we'll see any negative effects from potential overfeeding?

This is totally plant geeky stuff Kris and I applaud your experiment. I'll certainly be interested in your findings and it may even affect how I feed mine in future.
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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:09 pm

They have been potted up in mp ji2 and some grit since april. All received palm booster once when repotted. They had no feed until july 1st apart from what's in the compost. I will repot them next year to see how the roots have progressed.


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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:11 pm

Hey guys please vote! Only 3 out of 60 have so far.


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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by Dim » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:22 pm

try 2 more ...

use roots ecelurator:
http://www.house-garden.com.au/products ... urator.php

and on the other, use Voodoo Juice:
http://www.advancednutrients.com/hydrop ... mation.php

these 2 products are for the roots

and use advanced nutrients iguana juice grow as a foliar feed every 2 weeks during the growing season:
http://www.advancednutrients.com/hydrop ... cience.php

all products are available on ebay, or from hydroponic stores
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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:45 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Hey guys please vote! Only 3 out of 60 have so far.
Yiu want us to just take a guess from the above ????
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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:46 pm

OK, I have voted a guess to which I think will grow best from the choices given icon_thumright

Are we taking wagers on it ?
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Re: Palm feeding experiment

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:55 pm

The Codfather wrote:OK, I have voted a guess to which I think will grow best from the choices given icon_thumright

Are we taking wagers on it ?
I bet you 5p you voted Slow release and Palmbooster

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