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Bumper Crop | Ericaceous Feed Fertiliser - NPK 12-10-11 + 4

£4.99£47.99

  • A COMPLETE FEED – Made to provide a complete soluble NPK feed for container or soil grown Ericaceous plants, especially where the irrigation water contains more than 150ppm bicarbonates. 
  • MAXIMISE YOUR YIELD – Elixir® Ericaceous Feed contains a balanced range of micro and macro nutrients to maximise yield! Chelated micronutrients ensure they are fully available to the crop. 
  • EXTREMELY POTENT – Use as little as 0.5g per litre of water to apply! Making your money go further with our cost-effective feed. 
  • QUICK AND EFFECTIVE – Our feed dissolves rapidly in water to produce an acidic solution which reduces irrigation water pH and boosts growth. 
  • NITROGEN RICH – Selected types of nitrogen especially for ericaceous plants, giving you the perfect head start to your  harvest. 

Frequency of use –  While plants are actively growing, our feed can be applied at every watering.

Application – Applied via a normal watering can. Simply add the appropriate amount of feed to the can add water and apply liberally to the plant root area.

Rate of use for liquid feeding – The standard rate is 1g of product per litre of water but this can be varied according to plant needs ranging from 0.5g to 2g per litre. Use lower rate for more sensitive plants (seedlings, potted plants under glass, conservatory, greenhouse) and the higher rate for rapidly growing outdoor plants.

DO NOT exceed 2g per litre.

Rate of use for foliar feeding –  Ericaceous feed can be applied to plant foliage via a hand or knapsack sprayer or similar equipment.
Prepare a 0.05 – 0.1% (0.5 – 1.0 g / litre) solution and apply to coat the leaves and stems with a thin film of moisture, with little or no “run-off”.

DO NOT exceed 1g per litre.

 

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Description

Elixir Gardens® Bumper Crop | Ericaceous Feed Fertiliser – NPK 12-10-11 + 4

This liquid & foliar plant feed is suited towards plants that don’t like growing in soils containing lime. They are also known as “Acid-loving plants”. These plants will not grow well in alkaline soils with a high pH. Examples of these plants are Rhododendron, Camellia, Azalea, Pieris, summer-flowering heathers (calluna) and even Japanese Maples (Acer) among others.

As most ericaceous plants, especially rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and heathers are shallow rooted. As such they are prone to dying out during prolonged dry periods. So it is very important to keep the soil or compost moist. This is especially important in summer, when flower buds are setting. If the soil or compost does get too dry during this time, then plants may fail to flower. So it is recommended that you water plants weekly during dry periods, and mulch soil well to preserve moisture.

Applications

Liquid Feed:

The standard rate is 1g / litre of water. However this can vary anywhere between 0.5g / litre – 2g / litre. Use the lower rates for sensitive plants, such as pot plants under glass. The higher rates should be used on rapidly growing plants in outdoor soils.

Do not use more than 2g / litre

The blue plastic spoon supplied with each pack holds ~5 grams of feed. Enough for a typical 5 litre / 1 gallon watering can.

Used in the same way as other water-soluble fertilisers. Ericaceous feed is usually applied via a normal watering can. Simply add the appropriate amount of feed to the can, add water and apply liberally to the plant root area. A very approximate guide is 5litres / square metre.

The feed is best applied as a liquid feed whilst the plant is actively growing. Ideally alongside watering.

Foliar Feed:

Plants are designed to take up nutrients through their roots, but most nutrients can be absorbed through the leaves. Foliar feeding can give crops a valuable boost. Particularly if the root system is not functioning well due to drought, disease or pest attack and other stress factors.

Ericaceous feed can be applied to plant foliage via a hand or knapsack sprayer or similar equipment.
Prepare a 0.05 – 0.1% (0.5 – 1.0 g / litre) solution and apply to coat the leaves and stems with a thin film of moisture, with little or no “run-off”.

Do not exceed a 1g / litre concentration.

Whilst using a sprayer the following points should be observed:

  • The sprayer should be fitted with a nozzle(s) that produce a fine mist.
  • Only sufficient spray solution should be applied to coat the leaves and stems with a film of moisture with little or no “run-off”.
  • Spraying should be carried out on a calm day, but not during strong sunshine or high temperatures. The best time is late afternoon or evening.
  • If rain is imminent, spraying should be postponed. If rain falls within 4 hours of spraying, the crop should be re-sprayed 3 or 4 days later.

For application via hose-end diluters, please refer to the device manufacturer’s directions for use.

If you are in an area with acute hard water, Soluble NPK fertilisers can dry on the leaves and leave unsightly residues.

Examples of Ericaceous plants:

  • Azalea
  • Blueberry
  • Camellia
  • Calluna
  • Enkianthus
  • Gaultheria
  • Kalmia
  • Pieris
  • Rhododendron

Examples of Acid-Loving plants:

    • Acer (Japanese maple)
    • Magnolia (except M. x loebneri and M. stellata)
    • Raspberries
    • Skimmia

Chemical Analysis

 

Names Percentages
NH4 – N 10.7%
Ureic – N 1.3%
P2O5 10%
K2O (K) 10.8%
MgO (Mg) 4.4%
B soluble in water 0.015%
Cu chelated by EDTA 0.017%
Fe chelated by EDTA 0.060%
Mn chelated by EDTA 0.034%
BMo soluble in water 0.001%
Zn chelated by EDTA 0.017%

Additional information

Supplied In

Polythene Bag, Re-Sealable Tub

Weight

700g, 1kg, 2.5kg, 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 20kg

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