Re: [gardeners] green houses/nitrogen

Michael & Bambi Cantrell (
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 17:47:17 -0500

You're absolutely right, Allen.  I just happened to have the 10-10-10 here
at the time that I needed it.  I don't use many commercial fertilizers, so
didn't have anything else when I wanted it.  I'm one of those that needs
to strike while the iron is hot.  :-)


>Hi Marianne and Bambi,
>    If you are needing nitrogen for greening, and all other nutrient
>requirements have already been met, it is better to go with nitrogen alone,
>a 21-0-0 or weaker if that meets your needs. In container plants there is a
>problem with build up of unnecessary chemicals like potash, potassium, etc.
>of these will cause more problems like locking certain nutrients into  the
>or planting medium so that more is actually less when it comes to meeting a
>plants requirements for healthy growth and blossoms. This can happen in
>garden soil as well as in container gardening.
>     Happy Gardening,
>     Allen
>     Bastrop Co.,Tx
>     Zone 8
>Michael & Bambi Cantrell wrote:
>> Marianne,
>> I have used plain old 10-10-10 for the green before.  It's the Nitrogen
>> that you need from the green, so anything with Nitrogen will work.
>> Good luck. :-)
>> Bambi
>> Coastal Carolina
>> >Hello!
>> >I have a compost question.  This is my first attempt at composting - I
>> >completed a bin (3'width x 5'length x 3'height). I have plenty of brown
>> >material, but what can I add this time of year that would be considered
>> >green
>> >Marianne Darke
>> >SF Bay Area - zone 9 currently 50, windy & cloudy