Spectrum Brand Fertilizer 530286 Fert Allamer 8 8 8 40# (045370709504)

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GARDEN: Spectrum Brand Balanced Fertilizer 8-8-8

Mar 18, 2010
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Readily available

Cons:none noted

The Bottom Line: It is not so mch the particular numeric value of the numbers per se that are most important as it is the ratio of the nutrients.


Spectrum Brand Balanced Fertilizer 8-8-8 provides essential nutrients in a dry or granular easy to broadcast
form.

NOTE: 8-8-8 : MEANS equal amounts Nitrogen, Phosphate, and Soluble Potash.

Fertilizer ratios are standardized and packages are labeled with 3 numbers denoting nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content. N-P-K reading 10-15-10, 8-8-8-, or other, indicates the amount of indispensable nutrients found in that particular fertilizer.

For ease of use the nutrients are listed in the same order: N (nitrogen) - P (phosphorus) - K (potassium).

Formulas are designed as all around, or specialized, tomatoes need a tad more potassium, this is not necessarily the formula for them. Lilies need a tad more acidic soil, and this Spectrum Brand Fertilizer 8-8-8 provides more of what Azaleas and Lilies crave.

While using a foliage type fertilizer, one having a lower phosphorus ratio on flowering plants may not damage the cultivar, it is not likely to produce the desired results of lovely, lush blooms either. Foliage fertilizer produces foliage, those designed for blossoms tend to provide more blossoms. My lilies are not a foliage plant, they are prized for their tall sturdy stalks topped with gorgeous blossoms, however because they like a tad more acidic soil I do add a balanced, same number across the board, fertilizer as well as one having a bit less nitrogen during blossom production.

Fertilizers formulated having lesser amounts of nitrogen and greater amounts of phosphorus and potassium as is found in those reading 5-10-10, or 9-12-12, and the like; are by and large, very good for flowering and fruiting plants.

It is not so much the particular numeric value of the numbers per se that most important as it is the ratio of the nutrients. In general balanced fertilizers such as 10-10-10, 14-14-14, and so forth can be used effectively for most general garden plant purposes.

Back in the day when I was raising hungry boys and feeding their friends as well; planting a large, in ground garden was something we undertook each spring. I worked bully boy, manure, into the soil prior to planting. 

Today, with only the two of us left at home, one on perpetual diet and one with little appetite, vast rows of produce are no longer a necessity.

However, the gardening bug hits right on schedule each spring. Now I use a combination of planting medium and barn debris: read that hay and dry, flakey whinny pooh for filling the planting containers.

Note: ours is an open barn at the rear allowing horses free range including; in for snoozing, to get out of elements, etc, out to graze at will.  However the floor is dirt, we do not put down hay bedding and do not scrape the floor to add to the compost heap. Urine contains too much nitrogen to be used for my compost.

Adding composted organic materials including left over hay flakes at end of feeding, leaves, some soil and some commercial planting mixture produces a pretty nifty, fertile medium for my planting beds and containers alike.

Balanced fertilizers including Spectrum Brand Fertilizer 8-8-8 are readily available online from many sites as well as found on shelves in big box, garden and other brick and mortar walk in shops.

Happy to recommend Spectrum Brand Balanced Fertilizer 8-8-8.

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