Stuff and viruses

Rodger Whitlock
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 08:21:03 PST
On  7 Nov 05 at 20:48, John Lonsdale wrote:

> ...The cyclamen don't seem to care about the feeding as I get
> equivalent results with the pots I don't feed nearly as
> often. 

When I remember to feed my cyclamen in the ground, they perform 
better for a year or two afterwards. Very dilute nitrogenous 
foliar feed when they're in foliage, put on with a watering 
can. Nothing fancy. Human urine diluted with four or five parts 
of water seems to do very well, is cheap, and readily available 
at all times. However, since I now have to take a witch's brew 
of medications, I no longer use urine on plants since the 
drug residues may have an adverse effect.

I also give my cyclamen beds a dose of lime from time to time, 
as most (all?) species are native to areas with neutral or 
alkaline soils. Our soils here tend to be calcium deficient, 
perhaps because of leaching during winter rains.
Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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