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Welcome to the Mike's Nursery official WebSite!
We specialize in the hard to find indoor and outdoor gardening
products and hydroponics supplies. Mikes Nursery is Chautauqua
10 for $20,
and Shrubs $5.00 for $29.99 or less and $10.00 on $30.00 or more.
Trees 50 % off
To test your soil PH:
Simply take 2 level tablespoons of soil at least 1/4" below surface,
combine with 4 tablespoons of distilled water.
keep volume ratio 1:2(soil/Water)
Mix and allow to sit for 45 minutes.
Pour off extract liquid and test.
Best if PH is 5.0 to 6.5.
Depending on plants you have.
Once you have determined the pH of your soil with a good tester, you can amend the soil if needed to accommodate the plants in your garden using inexpensive materials commonly available at your local garden center.
Adjust soil pH slowly over several days time, and check pH often as you go. Radical changes in pH may cause osmotic shock damage to the roots.
It is generally easier to make soil mixes more alkaline than it is to make them more acidic. The addition of dolomite lime, hardwood ash, bone meal, crushed marble, or crushed oyster shells will help to raise the soil pH.
In soil: add dolomite limestone to the soil; use small amounts of hydrated lime.
If your soil needs to be more acidic, sawdust, composted leaves, wood chips, cottonseed meal, leaf mold and especially peat moss, will lower the soil pH.
bloodmeal/cottonseed meal during vegetative; bonemeal during flowering.
In hydroponics: use potassium silicate, provides silicon at an effective doseage. In bioponics/hydro-organics: add small amounts of sodium bicarbonate or lime.
In hydroponics: use nitric acid during vegetative; phosphoric acid during flowering.
The best way to stable PH is by adding 1 ounce of Dolomite Lime per 1 gallon of planting soil.
Dolomite Lime is available in garden nurseries. Buy the fine Dolomite powder (There may be several kinds of Dolomite like Rough, Medium, Fine)
Dolomite Lime has been a useful PH stabilizer for years, since it has a neutral PH of 7 when added to your soil it stabilizes your soil at PH 7.
Mix the dry soil medium and dolomite together really well, give the mix a good watering then after the water has had chance to settle and leech into the soil a bit give the mix a really good stir. Then water the soil/lime mix and give it another stir
Best plan is to mix fine dolomite lime into your mix before planting. Fine Dolomite will help stabilize your pH; however, if the ph becomes unstable or changes, you can then use Hydrated Dolomite Lime. Add some of the hydrated lime to luke warm water and give it a good stir then water your plants with it. Give the plants a good watering with this hydrated lime added and your PH should fall or rise back to 7
Dolomite lime is also high in two secondary nutes that can often be overlooked by fertilizers; dolomite is high in both (Mg) Magnesium and (Ca) Calcium.
NITROGEN Foliar feed Yes
PHOSPHORUS Foliar feed No
POTASSIUM Foliar feed No(organic)
KELP Foliar feed Yes(no more then once a week!!)
HUMIC ACID Foliar feed No
SILICA Foliar feed No
YUCCA Foliar feed Yes
B-VITAMINS Foliar feed No
CALCIUM / MAGNESIUM Foliar feed No
CANE MOLASSES Foliar feed No
Full UP Foliar feed Yes
OMINA ESSENTIALS Foliar feed No
GROW Foliar feed No
BLOOM Foliar feed No
DRY GRANULAR PLANTFOOD & BOOSTER
Jack's Classic Blossom Booster
Blossom Booster 10-30-20 is a Professional formula designed to produce more flowers and brighter colors on all indoor and outdoor plants. Feeds through both the roots and the leaves. This is the Original Blossom Booster with the proven 1:3:2 nutrient ratio– the quality is unmatched in the home gardener market. Trusted by many professional growers as a tool to fill out a blooming container. This formula will produce the same GREAT results for you at home.
17-15-17 Price $16.99
Use this one part in your Veg Cycle until you are ready to kick into your bloom cycle. Jungle Green has the added advantage that it dissolves easily in cold water. Use
on House plants with no other fertilizers needed. This applies to non-fruiting plants. Perfect vegetable growth fertilizer to get the size and fruit set you desire. If you
are growing a non fruiting plant this is the only fertilizer you will need.
12-34-12 Price $16.99
Specifically designed for the first three weeks of your Bloom Cycle.
Excellent for flowers, tomatoes, tropical plants and any others that require higher levels of phosphorus. This product really makes fruit swell in size. Extremely concentrated
with no fillers added.
9-47-9 Price $16.99
Increase your yield! Use Yield Up alone in the last three weeks of your bloom cycle for a high phosphorus boost. Excellent for indoor or outdoor gardens. Specifically
designed for plants that grow longer than 3 months. Greenhouse quality for home or commercial use.
Cal - Pow
10-0-0 Price $16.99
Calcium and Magnesium Booster!
Cal- Pow is not a stand alone fertilizer. Specifically designed to compliment performance when used in combination with: Jungle Green Better Bloom Yield Up Cal-Pow is an excellent additive to prevent blossom end rot on tomatoes. Cal-Pow can also be used as a nutrient additive or foliar spray. Cal-Pow enhances our dry pack fertilizers performance.
Calcium is an immobile element. In other words, once it is locked up in the plant tissue,
it can’t be translocated to other parts of the plant. So a calcium deficiency normally shows
up in the new growth at the growing tips of the plant, causing deformed leaves and reduced
root growth. There may be plenty of calcium in the nutrient formula, but anything that
interrupts the flow of water in the plant could cause a calcium deficiency. For example, if
relative humidity is too high, the plant may not transpire enough water to transport calcium
to all of the cells of the plant. As a result, calcium deficiency may show up as tip burn in
lettuce or blossom end rot in tomatoes. High temperatures, stagnant air and over fertilizing
can make the calcium deficiency even worse. So before reaching for a bottle of calcium/magnesium supplements, make sure that your environment is under
Cal/mag supplements are commonly prescribed to treat calcium and magnesium deficiencies. Since magnesium is so biologically active, calcium is often used as a buffer. The calcium slows down the uptake of magnesium so that excessive magnesium doesn’t accumulate in the
leaves and become toxic to the plant. For best results, most cal/mag formulas will provide calcium and magnesium in about a 5:1 ratio. The calcium and magnesium compete with
one another for uptake by the plant roots, helping to provide balanced uptake.
Not all calcium/magnesium supplements are alike! So make sure you carefully read the labels to find out what sources the calcium and magnesium are derived from. Calcium
and magnesium supplements may be derived from carbonates, nitrates or sulfates.
If you want a quick fix for a magnesium deficiency, without any extra nitrates or bicarbonates, the best solution may be to use a magnesium sulfate supplement without the calcium.
Magnesium sulfate is fast acting, highly soluble, and may be used safely at the roots or as a foliar spray. Since it contains no nitrates, magnesium sulfate is an excellent choice during flowering. In fact, many “sweet” products designed specifically for flowering are loaded with magnesium sulfate. The magnesium helps keep the sugars flowing all the way to the
day of harvest, and the sulfates are an added bonus. Sulfate compounds actually help
turn on flowering genes in the plant, contribute to aromas, and hasten the ripening process.