liquid fertilizing in 2011: enough with the watering can :)

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liquid fertilizing in 2011: enough with the watering can :)

Post  stavros on Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:08 pm

The last few days, the temperatures started to drop and soon i will resume to my regular feeding program: granules of Green Dream fertilizer on top of the substrate and liquid fertilizer every other day (or watering)....sometimes with every watering ....
The fact that i have to feed more than a bunch of trees makes it hard work.
So, i came up with an idea which will be put into action during the following days. I went to a pet shop today and i bought a submersible electric water pump, the type that is used for aquariums. The idea is to prepare the liquid fertilizer in a big container (at least 40 litres in volume) and use the electric pump to "water" (actually fertilize) the trees without having to use my 4.5 litre watering can which makes my life difficult since i have to dilute-water-dilute water over and again at least 7 times per session......

I will upload pictures as soon as i prepare the setup and put it into action.

If you are interested to do one for yourself, make sure that the water pump is strong enough to push the water for at least 1,5m vertically and also make sure that the output is good enough to make it worthwhile.


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Post  Savvas P. on Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:19 pm

Lets see what you are up to again.....

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Post  Greg on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:25 pm

A tank on the roof or at 3 metres overhead can do the same job anyway.
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Post  stavros on Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:07 am

Greg wrote:A tank on the roof or at 3 metres overhead can do the same job anyway.
keep us inform thumbs up

Of course it can BUT.....i can dilute any kind of stuff i want in a small container (fertilizer, growth stimulant, fungicide) without the need of filling a whole or half a tank, or the need to climb stairs, or lift a heavy tank 3 metres up.....
So the issue here is not only if there are other ways to do it but rather Practicality and Convenience.

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Post  stavros on Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:19 pm

Today i set up the pump and tried it to feed the trees with Rhizotonic. I used an 18 liter bucket for my dilution and i just submerged the pump which was sending to the end of the hose e good amount of solution.
As soon as my camera is ready (the lens was broken...my daughter.....) i will take some pics Smile

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Post  Savvas P. on Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:14 pm

We will be expecting them Stavro......

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Post  stavros on Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:57 am

picture time!!! camera sorted so there you go!!!


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this is the submersible pump


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the pump with the hose and the watering gun.


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the pump submerged in a bucket of prepared growth stimulant/fertilizer/fungicide....whatever your trees like


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the pump in action.....the output is satisfactory


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what a beauty!!! no need for a watering can Smile Smile



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Post  Savvas P. on Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:37 pm

Well done Stavre "ise kathigitis"...... Very Happy Very Happy

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