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Old 02-01-2011, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Kiril View Post
Are we growing crops or landscapes?
I think its an excellent idea to grow crops in your landscape, but this type of nutrient management lends itself perfectly for edible and non edible plants.

Originally Posted by Kiril View Post
IMO, there is absolutely no need to manage nutrients for landscape plants to provide for optimum growth.
Really? Optimum means must favorable, not most growth.

Originally Posted by Kiril View Post
The goal is to maintain plant health and aesthetic quality, neither of which require nutrients at levels of luxury consumption.
Right, that would be optimum, and to do that you would want to use the least amount of nutrients possible. Fertilizing in the manor I described is a great way to insure you don't encourage luxury consumption.
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