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Thread: Does anyone root fertilise their Heliamphora?

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    Does anyone root fertilise their Heliamphora?

    Hi,

    I have seen several post with regards to foliar feeding Heliamphora. Many of these have advocated 1/4 strength orchid fertiliser as the foliar feed. Has anyone tried root feeding them with fertiliser and, if so, what was the results?

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    yep, every month

    Trichoderma on the 1st of the month, root feeding on the 15th
    1/4 strength usually.... sometimes more

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    What Butch said.

    In fact, I am doing that today . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Two of the people who I would ask first have already replied to the thread

    Butch, any evidence that Trichoderma is beneficial and why not apply at same time as fertiliser?

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    I have used trich for years and consider it very very beneficial.... there are hundred of peer reviewed studies showing that it attacks phytopathogens and increases nutrient uptake (and not a single one that shows it as being ineffective)

    If trichoderma is in a nitrogen rich enviorment, its gets "fat and lazy" so you dont want to do both at the same time

    however, many people dont use it and dont see the need.... and many them grow wonderful looking plants
    Its something you have to look into and decide for yourself.

    I have some good peer review data in my research folder... just look for trich stuff
    bluegrasscarnivores.com/research1

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    I have a small tub of Trichoderma but have never used it much... maybe I should give it a go on one of my Heliamphora. It is expensive in the UK so I guess this deters people from buying it to try.

    I've just give one of my Heliamphora a feed with 0.5EC urea free orchid fertiliser so that will hopefully give it a boost, as it doesn't get opportunity to catch its own prey, though I have been putting L. glutamine into the pitchers.
    Last edited by mobile; 09-09-2010 at 12:44 PM.

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    there are also many strains and spore counts Mobile,

    I bet what you have is strain T22

    i gotz the good stuff :P

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