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Re: Mikrophos

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Mikrophos
  • From: "Doret Vermeulen" <cfao@iway.na>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 08:25:18 +0200

Thanks for the explanation Bill,  I undertand exactly what you are saying
but I need to know is this harmfull for my ferns or not?

Is there something else I should give my plants to say neutralise the
phosphate or isn't phosphate dangerous for my plants.

Sorry guys if I sound a bit stupid but I am not that used to all the
scientific explanations and the use of other fertilisers than fish emulsion.

So please bear with me.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Plummer" <remmulp@stny.rr.com>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: [ferns] Mikrophos

> Mikrophos, as I understand it is a phosphorous based system that relies on
> the higher solubility of Calcium Phosphate than Calcium Carbonate that is
> the cause of scaling. So your ferns are getting extra phosphate. In other
> water softeners the Calcium is exchanged with Sodium giving excess Sodium
> the effluent which builds up in the soil.
> Bill Plummer
> Painted Post New York
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Doret Vermeulen" <cfao@iway.na>
> To: <ferns@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 8:56 AM
> Subject: [ferns] Mikrophos
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a question.  If someone could please help me.
> >
> > We have a dispenser with mikrophos in it our household water runs
> > this
> > crystals to prevent scale.  (this is according to my husband how it is
> > called
> > in English)
> > I hope you understand what I mean.  Some people call it water softener.
> >
> > What I needed to know do you think this is harmful for my ferns as
> > I
> > noticed that everything grows much slower and the ferns just don't look
> > very
> > happy.
> >
> > Have a nice day!
> > Doret
> >
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