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DIY ferts?

There's gotta be something I've got around the house to get me by for a few days til I get more fertilizer. Any suggestions?

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There's gotta be something I've got around the house to get me by for a few days til I get more fertilizer. Any suggestions?

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If you don't know what they are, it's probably not a good idea for you to attempt.

Having said that, you will have a hard time finding some of the ferts, especially micros, in something you use around the house.

Calcium can be sourced for Gypsum Salt
Magnesium from Epsom salt
KH increases with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
All three from things like dolomite

Potassium Nitrate if you have the right stump remover. Be very careful there...

Trisodium phosphate *may* work, but jeez, I wouldn't try it...

All in all, just wait. The plants will be fine

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