To fertilize or not

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To fertilize or not

Postby pondman » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:03 am

All,

I have a few bags of triple 13 and 0-20-20 left from planting plots in mid-October. My question is this, do I need to want for a rain to hit by plots again? I know if I did it when it was hot and dry it would likely burn them up, but with it cooler and wet would the same thing happen. I want to sweeten them up a bit before the season ends.

Thanks,

Pond
"That's the one trouble with this country: everything, weather, all, hangs on to long. Like our rivers, our land: opaque, slow, violent; shaping and creating the life of man in its implacable and brooding image." William Faulkner
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Re: To fertilize or not

Postby SB » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:53 pm

I would lean towards not doing it, but if you wanted to see if helps or not, fertilize a portion of a couple of plots and leave an adjacent portion untreated. See if you can detect a vegetative or deer use response. We generally hit our clover very late winter/early spring with 0-20-20. Use the 13-13-13 on the cereal grains like wheat and oats. If you put the fertilizer out, take pics and report back. Would like to hear out it goes.
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Re: To fertilize or not

Postby pondman » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:20 pm

Scott,

Thank you for the response. I am going to hit a select couple and see what happens. I only have a few bags of each and dad is not crazy about storing it. If I get anything close to an interesting result. I'll let you know.

On a different note, I hope life is good. Let's get together for lunch sometime and you can tell me grand stories of how to kill ducks.

Pond
"That's the one trouble with this country: everything, weather, all, hangs on to long. Like our rivers, our land: opaque, slow, violent; shaping and creating the life of man in its implacable and brooding image." William Faulkner

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