I tried them for the first time last year. I had the best, and most healthy looking, growth ever. The weather was cool and wet though ... so may have nothing to do with the Chicken Poo.Dave Brown wrote:people really sing the praises of Chicken pellets, and they are roughly 3-3-3
I switched from Phostrogen to Miracle Gro some years ago (for container grown plants, most of the stuff in the ground got a handful of Growmore balanced fertiliser instead) and my subjective view was that I got better results. Perhaps the higher Nitrogen content gave me more growth, and there was enough everything-else to make the extra growth flower well too.cordyman wrote:So it sounds like miracle grow may actually be pretty good, (bar the blue staining grrrr) always got the impression is was the uninformed mans easy choice from the DIY shed
Last year I used it for container plants as before, but chicken pellets for anything that I planted out (A handful under the rootball, and a handful around the top). I am going to try that again this year.
All seedlings (annuals and the like), once potted on to 9cm get say in a gravel tray of Miracle Gro at 50% strength about once a week / fortnight.
My Brugs (in huge pots) get a handful of Chicken Pellets when they started into growth, and are getting 50% Miracle Gro about 2 - 3 times a week
Brilliant, thanks. Why can't T&M put that on their website? <sigh>OxfordNick wrote:Chempak #2 - high nitrogen - [picture of box]
Although the application rates Dim mentioned were very frugal.Dave Brown wrote:Dim, you can spend a fortune on Bat guano ...
I also want to try some Rock Dust for the minerals it contains.