Foliar spray fertilizer of 16-16-16 granules

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Foliar spray fertilizer of 16-16-16 granules

Post by kool.. » Thu, 26 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Is it a good idea to do a
foliar spray fertilizer of 16-16-16 granules
originally bought intended for placement around
the soil of plant?  Is foliar spray fertilizer
different than stuff for the soil?
I heard foliar spray absorbs faster than thru the
roots.
Any plants that should not be foliar sprayed?
Specifically these:
banana, tomato, gardenia, azalea, rose,
sempervirum, rye grass, squash, potato, sedum, aloe?

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Foliar spray fertilizer of 16-16-16 granules

Post by CGoodso » Thu, 26 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I would personally not recommend that you do that(using a regular fertilizer
as a foliar feed).  I believe you will "burn" the leaves of whatever you are
attempting to fertilize.  Foliar fertilizers have been formulated
specifically for that purpose(feeding through the leaves) and yes, when
mixed properly, they provide nearly overnight results.  They are a great
supplement to your overall program, but unless you are extremely faithful
regarding their scheduled application, your plants will be lacking.  Usually
I prefer to combine them in a program with a slow release
fertilizer/amendment(composted manure, bone meal, etc.).  Of the ones you
listed, I use foliar sprays on Tomatoes(Miracle Gro), Gardenia(Miracid),
Azalea(Miracid), Rose(Miracle Gro formula for Roses)...  Also, I have found
it is better to frequently spray with a more diluted mix, than occasionally
with full strength....

-Chuck

Quote:

>Is it a good idea to do a
>foliar spray fertilizer of 16-16-16 granules
>originally bought intended for placement around
>the soil of plant?  Is foliar spray fertilizer
>different than stuff for the soil?
>I heard foliar spray absorbs faster than thru the
>roots.
>Any plants that should not be foliar sprayed?
>Specifically these:
>banana, tomato, gardenia, azalea, rose,
>sempervirum, rye grass, squash, potato, sedum, aloe?

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