Fertilome Fertilizer Review
I consider Fertilome obscure because 800+ fertilizer brands have more sales. However, taking into account a large number of positive reviews it is still quite popular.
Fertilome also makes the following:
- Lawn Fertilizer
- House Plant Products For Hanging Baskets and Container Plants
- Fruit Trees
Fertilome is a highly concentrated plant food that helps in root development, promoting deep green foliage, and helps overall in promoting vigorous growth. (Especially For blooming Plants).
VPG though only mentions it working for the following tomatoes, pansies, orchids, roses, and other fruit-bearing plants. Per VPG Fertilome can be used indoors and outdoors and in container plants.
Does Ferti Lome Blooming and Rooting Work For
VPG is not featured as being able to help with
So, it is understandable that Fertilome would not be mentioned as being able to help grow
Weed’s nutrient requirements are though different from many other “mainstream” plants. So, it is possible that Fertiliome should not be used for
I will answer this question by first examining the Fertilome Fertilizer and then find out whether or not Fertilome should be added to your
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What Is Fertilome 9-58-5 Made Of?
For fertilizer, the first number is always nitrogen, the second number is always phosphorus, and the third number is always potash
Fertilome Plant Food 9 58 8 fertilizer means that it is composed of the following:
- 9% Nitrogen-Helps with leaf growth.
- 58%-Phosphorus (“Bud Growth”)-Helps with photosynthesis, energy transfer, starches, sugars, and works passing on one plant’s genetics to the next plant.
- 8%-Potassium (“Potash”)-Potash works to help the plant gain nourishment as it helps break down sugars that can be used as plant food, and helps a plant process water.
8 oz, 1.5 lbs, 3 lbs, and 15 Lbs
Ferti Lome Blooming And Rooting Review
Pros and Cons
- Reviews-Very high overall score accompanied by numerous reviews.
- Simple-Very user friendly, and the dissolved granules are easy to apply
- Quick results
- Works Well- Its ability to help with flowering and hanging flower baskets were especially praised.
- Expensive– A reviewer stated that considering what you get, this product is costly.
- Packaging– Some reviewers were mad that the listing showed a plastic container and not a bag. This was an issue that fertilizer bags cannot be re-sealed; so, they will need to be placed in a separate box for storage.
- Not Organic-It is specifically listed as not being an organic product.
Does It Work For
I could not find any definitive answer (yes or no) on whether or not Fertilime should be used for
A pro-Fertilome Plant Food 9 58 8 forum commentary (who claimed to have used Fertilome plant food) stated that he went to cloning to bloom in four to five weeks. However, another forum thread said that the phosphorus levels for Fertilome are way too high.
As a result of minimal information concerning if Fertilome works for
Why Should You Care About The Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potash Levels?
The proper levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium are essential for healthy, and productive plants as they help with the following:
The phosphorus-This nutrient helps with root formation, flowering, and plant hardiness.
Potassium (“Potash”)- Potassium helps increase the quality or size of the flowers by helping the plant feed and break down sugars that can be used for plant food, and helps a plant process water.
Too Much Of a Good Thing
A beginning grower, when it comes to buying fertilizer, may think that more is better when it comes to NPK levels. However this is far from the truth as too much of any nutrients can damage, stunt, or even ruin your
- Nitrogen– Excessive nitrogen levels at first may seem to be a godsend as a
cannabisplant’s leaves will grow like wildfire. The enhanced leaf growth will result in your buds developing slower and also the buds taste will be negatively affected.
- Phosphorus–Too much phosphorus lessens a plant’s ability to use essential micronutrients, (Zinc and Iron are especially affected) which can stunt a crop’s growth potential.
- Potash (“AKA Potassium”)-Too much potash results in it being harder for a plant to absorb essential micronutrients. One of the signs of a potash overdose is misshapen leaves and flower/buds rotting.
Recommended NPK Levels For
These recommendations are for day-to-day growth for all growth stages, and not for specialization. I.E. Bud Development.
All Three Are Needed
For best results, (especially for beginning growers) you need to purchase NPK fertilizer that has all of the three essential nutrients. (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium) The first number (“N”) needs to be higher or more than either the phosphorus or potassium level.
Reviews Never Mentioned
How Much Is Too Much NPK for
The 58 phosphorus is nearly six-times Ferti Lomes nitrogen levels of 9. Therefore, based on this alone Ferti Loom blooming and Rooting Soluble Plant Food is not suitable for
For example, General Hydroponics GH5132 BioThrive Bloom has ratios of 2-4-4
Ferti Lome is highly rated and many swear by its use in their garden. However, I could find very little information concerning its effectiveness in growing
How To Best Use Fertilome Blooming Rooting Soluble Plant Food
Best Practices For Using Ferti Lome Blooming Rooting
As I noted earlier, too many nutrients can do more harm than good for
Amount To Use-The recommended amount to use depends upon if you are growing your plants are growing indoors or outdoors, growing in containers, or if you are using it for foliage feeding.
Below are the recommended ratios:
Containers– Add 1 Teaspoon in 1 gallon of water
Foliage Fertilizer- 1 1/2 Tablespoon to 1 quart of water
Outdoor Plants (“No Containers”)-2 Tablespoon 1 gallon of water.