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Silver Saw fertilizer

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: [CHAT] Silver Saw fertilizer
  • From: "Andrea H" hodgesaa@islc.net
  • Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 21:17:12 -0400
  • References: <5.2.0.9.2.20030424045052.009e8720@pop.igc.org> <5.2.0.9.2.20030425175052.00a23ec0@pop.igc.org> <5.2.0.9.2.20030426081254.00a23ec0@pop.igc.org>

Jim, started to buy palm fertilizer today but it had no magnesium in it! Or
maybe it was manganese. Anyway, got some tomato fertilizer with manganese
and Epsom salts. Will that help?

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 8:21 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Silver Saw Palmetto


> palms need manganese and magnesium, andrea. otherwise they yellow and
don't
> grow very well. and florida soils are generally deficit in both elements.
> palm fertilizers are generally formulated with them. so this may be a time
> when what seems like a marketing ploy might be a good idea. of course, you
> aren't in florida and your soil may not be deficient in these micros. so i
> don't know, but i think i would use it, though, at least once in every
> three fertilizings.
>
>
> At 07:06 AM 4/26/03 -0400, you wrote:
> >Will do, and what kind of fertilizer do you use on them? More nitrogen or
a
> >specific palm blend? I've not tried something like that before.
> >
> >I know they make all kinds of "specific blends" but I 've always felt
that
> >was more gimmick than anything. but I've been wrong a couple of times in
my
> >life too ;-)
> >
> >Andrea H
> >Beaufort, SC
> >Zone 8b
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 6:03 PM
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Silver Saw Palmetto
> >
> >
> > > hey, keep us informed about their growth, andrea.
> > >
> > > when we landscaped the new nursery administration building, we
installed
> > > about 60 of them of 3-gallon size. that was roughly a year ago. they
have
> > > doubled in size since [irrigation + fertilizer]. but the difference in
> > > silver-ness among them is striking. and, it seems to this old
untrained
> > > eye, the more silver, the more growth. another year, and i think there
> >will
> > > be some standouts among them.
> > >
> > > most palms/palmettos are beginning to bloom now. six months from now
might
> > > be a good time to pilgrimage to melbourne on a seed collecting
expedition.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > At 09:05 PM 4/24/03 -0400, you wrote:
> > > >PHEW! That makes me feel lots better. Thanks for the info. Mine a
really
> > > >small so I'm sure it will be a long time before they look really
good. I
> >do
> > > >plan to keep them irrigated as that seems to speed along palm growth
> >around
> > > >here.
> > > >
> > > >Andrea H
> > > >Beaufort, SC
> > > >Zone 8b
> > > >
> > > >----- Original Message -----
> > > >From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > > >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > >Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 4:59 AM
> > > >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Silver Saw Palmetto
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > i think they will probably do all right for you, andrea, although
i
> >think
> > > >i
> > > > > would plant them in a protected spot. they're indigenous to
florida's
> >east
> > > > > coast and thrive a good ways north of the everglades. there are
acres
> >of
> > > > > them growing wild as far north as canaveral. they sure are pretty
when
> > > >they
> > > > > get big enough for the color to fully develop.
> > > > >
> > > > > At 08:46 PM 4/23/03 -0400, you wrote:
> > > > > >Jim-maybe you can give me some info on this. I bought 2 Silver
Saw
> > > >Palmettos
> > > > > >this weekend after the nursery owner assured me that they would
be
> >hardy
> > > >here.
> > > > > >Then I looked them up and found that they grow in the everglades
and
> >can
> > > >take
> > > > > >cold down to 20 degrees. Occasionally, RARELY, it might get down
to
> >19-17
> > > > > >degrees for brief periods of time. Do you think I can keep these
guys
> > > >outside
> > > > > >or suck it up and keep them in pots? I'm bummed because I really
> >wanted
> > > >them
> > > > > >outside. They are very cool and although small I know palms will
grow
> >at
> > > >a
> > > > > >decent rate under irrigations.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Andrea H
> > > > > >Beaufort, SC
> > > > > >Zone 8b
> > > > > >
> > > > >
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