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Plant's fertilizer

Post by p4nda » Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:18 am

If you fertilize your plant with plant food, but you mix the solution twice or three times as concentrated as the directions suggested... your plant will likely wilt right? But exactly why??? Is there a remedy to fix this? :( (Not a bio major so please help?) Thanks!

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Post by mith » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:44 pm

are you using the right formula? why is it wilting?
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Post by Linn » Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:42 am

well in higher concentrations it is poison.
Its just like humans If you take three times the rcoomended ammount of medicine you are poisoning youself (drug overdose) chemicals need to be in balance and the right ammount to be beneficial

Ps: only remedy (maybe) is repot with fresh soil.
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Post by canalon » Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:08 am

PLenty of water could also dilute the stuff and help. Repotting is probably better, but better not hurt the roots.
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Post by Linn » Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:34 pm

Canalon wrote:PLenty of water could also dilute the stuff and help. Repotting is probably better, but better not hurt the roots.

Ya and I was thinking maybe keep it only it in water for a while before repoting.
and a lot of the leaves will get yellow and probably fall off.
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Post by p4nda » Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:21 pm

Does this have anything to do with diffusion or osmosis?? Does the plant wilt because the water flows from high concentration to lower concentration? I am unsure if it's because there's too much concentration of the fertilizer in the plant that it causes the water to tend to flow outward instead to the soil or something?

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Post by mith » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:58 am

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Post by kilroykelim » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:49 pm

plants can also fertilize them selves with their leaves when they fall and rot

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Post by p4nda » Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:39 am

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. :)

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