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Just wondering how long people store Maxsea once in solution? I make a couple of litres up at a time (1/8tsp/litre), but I end up slinging any left overs on the garden.

I dose some plants twice a month, and others once a month so it would be nice to have some aliquots made up rather than continuing to make fresh every time. Are there potentially any problems if I make up a larger volume and store it at room temperature in the dark?

Looking forward to hearing peoples thoughts,

U.

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I should imagine that a made up mix would store quite well. Just a case of suck it and see. I used a quarter strength mix of Phostrogen to foliar feed my Pinguicula moranensis. Phostrogen is an inorganic fertilizer so there is no reason why it should not store mixed up. Is Maxsea a seaweed mix, I am not sure. If the nitrogen part is organic, it may not keep stable. Not that you need the nitrogen for your CP's anyway.

I am not quite sure why you are quite so enthusiastic about feeding you plants. Most CP's just don't need it, and you are only causing yourself troubles.

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Hi David, thank you for your reply. Maxsea is a seaweed based fertiliser. As you say I'll just do it and see what happens, but I was just curious about how other people store it.

As to your final point, my enthusiasm to fertilise them is based on my results from using fertiliser. Whilst you are right that they might not need it, I don't think that necessarily means we can't (or shouldn't) provide our plants with a supplementary source of nutrition/trace elements.

Personally, I've found that over the past 14 months or so, the plants that receive Maxsea have grown more vigorously than before I started to feed them (and fortunately without any issues).

Maybe that's because I wasn't providing them with the optimal growing conditions prior to using it, but either way its working for me. 

 

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