Raw milk for fertilizer

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Re: Raw milk for fertilizer

Postby chippie » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:13 pm

We were having problems with our squash getting bloom end rot. My husband read that it was caused by lack of calcium.
He "watered" the zuchinni and yellow squash with milk and it solved the problem. The plants are doing great and we are getting a lot of squash. He watered the tomatoes also and they are really loaded this year.
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Re: Raw milk for fertilizer

Postby TexasBred » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:52 pm

chippie wrote:We were having problems with our squash getting bloom end rot. My husband read that it was caused by lack of calcium.
He "watered" the zuchinni and yellow squash with milk and it solved the problem. The plants are doing great and we are getting a lot of squash. He watered the tomatoes also and they are really loaded this year.


Skim or whole?? :lol2: :hide:
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Re: Raw milk for fertilizer

Postby chippie » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:18 pm

whole milk. straight from the cow. LOL
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Re: Raw milk for fertilizer

Postby vclavin » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:03 pm

chippie wrote:We were having problems with our squash getting bloom end rot. My husband read that it was caused by lack of calcium.
He "watered" the zuchinni and yellow squash with milk and it solved the problem. The plants are doing great and we are getting a lot of squash. He watered the tomatoes also and they are really loaded this year.

It's lack of calcium uptake but not necessarily due to lack of calcium in the ground. Foliar feeding the calcium does seem to help. (plants absorb nutrients if sprayed on them before 10AM or after 6PM... these are times when plant is allowing moisture in, but not preventing it from evaporating as in heat of the day)
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