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#1 il_cacciatore

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:14 PM

Hello.

I have thought of putting some miracle gro on my vines to give them a boost. Is it a good idea? I have them in pots just now because of the uncertainty of a house move so they are in rich soil but will some miracle gro give them an added boost or will it just do damage?

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:35 PM

QUOTE (il_cacciatore @ May 1 2007, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello.

I have thought of putting some miracle gro on my vines to give them a boost. Is it a good idea? I have them in pots just now because of the uncertainty of a house move so they are in rich soil but will some miracle gro give them an added boost or will it just do damage?

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A little balanced fertilizer won't hurt the first couple of years to get them started, but if you have rich soil fertilizing later on is something you want to avoid.

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (il_cacciatore @ May 1 2007, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello.

I have thought of putting some miracle gro on my vines to give them a boost. Is it a good idea? I have them in pots just now because of the uncertainty of a house move so they are in rich soil but will some miracle gro give them an added boost or will it just do damage?

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I believe miracle gro is a 15-30-15 fertilizer. Do you want to add that to an already rich soil. It seems to me that vines in a rich soil often have a bit of a vigor problem. A friend of mine recently told me that he would never add any amendments to his soil without a petiole analysis - I am beginning to believe him.

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:46 PM

QUOTE (Herb_08161947 @ May 1 2007, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe miracle gro is a 15-30-15 fertilizer. Do you want to add that to an already rich soil. It seems to me that vines in a rich soil often have a bit of a vigor problem. A friend of mine recently told me that he would never add any amendments to his soil without a petiole analysis - I am beginning to believe him.

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Since they are in pots, I wouldn't worry about excessive vigor. They will get rootbound after a while and that will slow them down. Small amounts of fertilizer might be prudent in pots, since there is limited soil fetility capacity-determined by the pot size. If you water to the point of drip-through, you will leach the available fertilizer out. Watch the leaf color and you can supplement fert as needed.

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 08:00 PM

Yes to what not so said.

I used the same on some of my experimental sets three years ago. This was after they were put in th ground. Yes it was very good for them. However I have not repeated.

In the pot, you may want to consider putting in larger pots this year depending on circumstance. Don't over do it with the fert.
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 08:03 PM

Fert is a good thing for pots. Be careful of overdoing it. A little is good, more is not necessarily better.

The vines will get pot bound quickly and growth will be limited no matter how good the fert is.
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