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KNO3 substitute

Hi guys,

Ever since 911, the sale of KNO3 in our country has been regulated with only special license holders (e.g. commercial farms, etc.) allowed to buy KNO3. I've been using KNO3 as my primary fertilizer along with MgSO4 and Fe and trace for micros.

I got my last KNO3 from a friend and he's run out of it also. I was wondering if there are any alternatives to KNO3? I can get the K from KCl. What about the NO3?

Thanks guys, I'm desperate...
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You can get it from gregwatson.com or get some Grant's or Greenlight Stump Remover from a gardening store.

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Thanks, but here in the Philippines, we don't have those Stump removers and importing it from Canada is a bit too far and I don't know the Customs implications of importing KNO3. I was thinking some other chemicals that has sufficient NO3?
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Oops, didn,t look at your location. Not sure then.

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Kno3

Ohla, if it were allowed I could have brought some Grant's Stump remover as I am coming to Manila, um, this Saturday your time.
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KNO3 is used commecially as a fertilizer. If there are any golf courses or soccer fields near you you mght want talk to the groundskeepers and see if they can supply you with some. Same goes for K2SO4.

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What about:

- Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate
- Magnesium Nitrate Hexahydrate
- Sodium Nitrate

???
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