Originally Posted by KangarooKY
Hey could some of my Appalachian mtn guys help me out? Wvkind buds and mountain buds I know you guys for sure and anybody else out there who may know! Iím wanting to top dress all of my plants with oh about a 1/2 cup of epsom salt along with a cup of bone meal and a 1/2 cup of slow release fertilizer. My only big concern is that I have always stayed away from organicís because the deer are everywhere around here and they have ate I couldnít tell you how many seedlings over the years. I have never had problems with them messing with larger plants tho. My question is do you think the deer will eat and dig in the dirt and destroy my roots if I too dress with epsom salt?
P.S Iíve tried uploading pictures but still havenít figured it out!
Everybodyís babies are looking awesome though!!!
Hey Kangaroo, sorry for the late reply but I haven't been on the forums much last couple of days as I've been super busy, as always, that's my life lol... But no man I wouldn't worry about the animals messing with the Epsom salts, or your plants as they are mature, especially deer. The ONLY thing I would worry about would be the bone meal. I have used it a lot and still do, most of the time nothing messes with it, however, sometimes they do.
I would go head and throw it to it bro... I would imagine you are perfectly safe. One option though I would go with, if you are doing it for the high P and the calcium, I would switch to guano for the P, unless you wanna go with a chemical source of phosphorus... For the calcium I would add dolomite lime, maybe crushed up more than it already is with a hammer, or, oyster shell flour. I personally enjoy using ALL of the above and giving different plants different things, that's the only way to learn is from experience and changes... Been growing 17 years and I NEVER wanna stop learning the bad or the good, and I still change things up till this day.
I will say that Sunleaves came out with a new bat guano caller "Madagascan Bat Guano", it is the highest source of P in the entire guano line and contains no N or K.... Only P... I love the stuff man!
Hope this helped a little buddy! Anything else just let me know..