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Using Bio gold original 9 months 3 weeks ago #32292

Ok I have a question about the use of this.
I have been using this for a few years now but never used the estimated amounts.
Just wondering what you think?

According to the bag and site. a 15cm pot ( i have a few ) should have 15 pellets over a time of 1 - 2 months to dissolve.
To me that seems like over kill. I usually place 1 or 2 and notice they are gone in 3 - 4 weeks.
I know it says over feeding shouldn't hurt but then again eating too much of anything can make you sick no matter how healthy it is for you.
why wouldn`t it be the same for a tree too!
Maybe i water too much ? no idea, right now my bonsai are in bad soil a mix of regular potting and and 20% akadama. (I do intend to put good soil next repot but none are due till next spring)

With the smaller pots i usually just add 1 piece a few cm from the trunk.

Also Is there a time of year i should be using this and trying some thing else at diff season?
I`m sure that this question would be plant dependent. I have a jap peach, jap ume/plum white and now a soon to be red flowered plum, Sakura, a pine (possibly killed another :lol: ), a (forget the name very similar to cotton easter), bougainvillea, red maple, olive.
i have been feeding my plants like this for quite some time all year round including winter.

let me know if you use and how you use.
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Using Bio gold original 9 months 3 weeks ago #32294

keitaro wrote: why wouldn`t it be the same for a tree too!


Because they are not little puppies! You really cannot compare this.

Use your Biogold according to the instructions. They're there for a reason and I can assure you they are well thought out and tested.
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Using Bio gold original 9 months 2 weeks ago #32318

ok thanks for your reply.
I just wonder becasue every tree type is different some go well with x type of feed but not so well with y type.

Therefore the generalization is that the avg plant likes 15 pellets.

Anyone able to tell me why many sites say don`t give feed/ fertilizer to certain fruit trees when they are bearing fruits?
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Using Bio gold original 9 months 2 weeks ago #32327

keitaro wrote: Anyone able to tell me why many sites say don`t give feed/ fertilizer to certain fruit trees when they are bearing fruits?


As I am lazy, I simply cut part of the above line, pasted it into Google and clicked the first hit.

"Too much fertilizer means lots of leaves and shoots, and not a lot of fruit"
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Using Bio gold original 9 months 2 weeks ago #32352

thanks no need to be rude.
I can tell you are fun at parties...

Google also says that feeding after re potting is bad.
but that's a myth or is it....

i guess asking for ones opinion on the topic is too much for you to comprehend.
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Using Bio gold original 9 months 2 weeks ago #32360

keitaro wrote: thanks no need to be rude.


I fail to see what was rude about me telling that I am a lazy person.
Still. I found an expert opinion about fruit bearing trees for you.
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Using Bio gold original 9 months 2 weeks ago #32393

keitaro wrote: thanks no need to be rude.
I can tell you are fun at parties...

Now who is rude?

You did not actuallly ask for an opionion, you asked for a reason.
I personally see no reasn why you should not fertilize when a tree is bearing fruit. What Auk posted may be true, but that is before the fruiting has started. once the fruit has set, I would say: Fertilize.
Why doo you think you should not fertilize, Keitaro?
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Using Bio gold original 9 months 2 weeks ago #32408

leatherback wrote: Why doo you think you should not fertilize, Keitaro?

Leatherback, perhaps Keitaro is reading too many contradictory info on the web. He wrote "... why many sites say don`t give feed/ fertilizer to certain fruit trees ...? "
Well, I did a search and did not find trustful sites saying you should NOT fertilize fruit trees just because the fruits are there.
Most sites write: "When to fertilize fruit trees:
Right before bud break is the perfect time to fertilize your fruit trees. If you miss the moment and the trees have begun to bloom, you can still fertilize until June.
Don’t fertilize in late summer or fall, though, because the new growth put on by the tree can be damaged by frost.
The earliest time to fertilize? One month prior to spring growth."
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Others, specifically about growing fruit trees in pots (like garden.org/learn/articles/view/99/ )say:
"Fruit production requires regular fertilizing all year long. Monthly feeding is a good regime to maintain"
So... As Leatherback said, apparently there is no reason to stop fertilizing them. (please correct me if my conclusion is wrong).
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Using Bio gold original 9 months 2 weeks ago #32410

Clicio wrote: He wrote "... why many sites say don`t give feed/ fertilizer to certain fruit trees ...? "


Well, that's the problem. Which sites? What exactly are they saying? I looked up one site and gave an answer that does seem to make sense.

Fruit production requires regular fertilizing all year long. Monthly feeding is a good regime to maintain
So... As Leatherback said, apparently there is no reason to stop fertilizing them. (please correct me if my conclusion is wrong).


I don't see the point. We don't grow bonsai for their fruit.
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Using Bio gold original 9 months 2 weeks ago #32414

Auk wrote: I don't see the point. We don't grow bonsai for their fruit.

You are right. I was thinking trees in pots. Not bonsai.
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