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I'm useing a high P for fruiting for my large trees, I'm using the same for my cuttings cause I'm lazy, but I started to think maybe that's not so smart, should I use a high nitrogen fertilizer for developing trees l? U know to get more robust growth!
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Miracle grow without a doubt 
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I'm really liking Charlie Little's method.   On Facebook, he's been documenting how he applies Neptune's Harvest Fish & Seaweed undiluted right into the root ball with a meat injector and gives them a cup of water to disperse it.  He does this every two weeks.  That's the only fertilizer he uses.  The results are shockingly impressive.
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Miracle grow without a doubt 

You would get along great with my father n law.
He buys that stuff at Sams by the case.He doesnt believe
in the the measureing cup either. I told my wife yesterday
I wanted to give all my potted figs to him for a year to take
care of.I will say he has spectacular results with the stuff.
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Am about to give all my babys a 1/2 strength shot of Miracle grow. It has been working for me.
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I'm really liking Charlie Little's method.   On Facebook, he's been documenting how he applies Neptune's Harvest Fish & Seaweed undiluted right into the root ball with a meat injector and gives them a cup of water to disperse it.  He does this every two weeks.  That's the only fertilizer he uses.  The results are shockingly impressive.



The only problem with fish fertilizer for me is that it draws every animal in a 100 mile radius especially the skunks and raccoons love to dig in pot looking for fish 

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You would get along great with my father n law. He buys that stuff at Sams by the case.He doesnt believe in the the measureing cup either. I told my wife yesterday I wanted to give all my potted figs to him for a year to take care of.I will say he has spectacular results with the stuff.


Your Father-in-law sounds like a great man! I'm not saying that Miracle grow is the best fertilizer out there but to get young plants growing Miracle Grow without a doubt! 

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Here is one tree that I use Miracle grow to get going 

Here it is May 17th just bringing it out of the basement in Spring 

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Heres the same tree June 8th I'm definitely noticing a difference 

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Heres that same tree August 17th 

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Was it all the Miracle Grow Who Knows?? But I have many other trees which had the same results using it Once I get them established I go on to other fertilizers one that I am trying now which was suggested to me by Dennis is Floralicious Bloom to help the fruit production Stay Tuned! 

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Well as a result of this thread, I went out and purchased some Miracle-gro shake n feed for my fig plants (9-4-12).  I am going to use it on all my fig plants except for the one large fig tree that has figs on it (the figs were on it already when I bought it!).  For that one I purchased Jobes Organics all purpose 4-4-4.  I just felt better using an organic one since I will hopefully be eating the figs as they mature.  We will see what happens.
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I did use miracle grow a few seasons ago, I've been using fox farms tiger bloom, which is amazing but very expensive, a small bottle is $25.00, and I mix it up with neptunes harvest with alternating week, I also top dress monthly with fish bone meal, I think it's a 3:18:6 or something, and I truly have noticed better fruit! I've noticed a huge difference after switching from miracle grow, huge! I get a fig at every node and tons of branching, and growth, I was just curious about new cuttings from same season, I may try miracle grow on them to see if there is a difference! Just afraid of burning new roots is all!
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I religiously used Miracle Grow a little in each watering for my house plants ten years ago.  If I say so myself I had the best looking plants.  I had two six-foot Ficus Benjamina plants in an apartment that were super healthy.  The stuff worked great.  Then I learned about organics and fertilizer runoff and how it hurts the environment and how artificial fertilizers kill the natural "flora and fauna" in the soil.  As good as plants look with Miracle Grow -- and, Dave, your plant looks soooooo good -- I just cannot bring myself to using Miracle Grow anymore.  Not that that's working for me so well with my plants right now.  They're looking a little yellow.  I added some alfalfa and that, or the rain, helped them to green up a little.  Figs must be the most forgiving plants on the planet because despite not knowing what to feed them some of them are putting on little figgies for me.

For my cuttings, minus this year which I didn't have as much success as last year, the only fertilizer I gave them was alfalfa, bone meal, lime, Azomite.  I always noticed new growth a week or so afterwards.


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The only problem with fish fertilizer for me is that it draws every animal in a 100 mile radius especially the skunks and raccoons love to dig in pot looking for fish 



Oh I totally agree.  Injecting it under the soil surface helps to reduce or eliminate the odor factor, but more attuned animals can probably smell what I can't.

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