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By evenwind
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^^^^^ What he said.
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By andynorth
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Thanks. So I plan to use on my Sundews and VFT's. Do I just lightly spray the entire plant or spray the soil around it?

I will also be using 2-3 Osmocote pellets on my Neps and Sarracenia'.
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For the Nepenthes and Sarracenia, you can skip the Osmocote pellets and put some of the diluted MaxSea in the pitchers.
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By evenwind
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For sundews, I place a drop directly on the sticky glands at the tips of the tentacles.
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MikeB wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 1:45 am For the Nepenthes and Sarracenia, you can skip the Osmocote pellets and put some of the diluted MaxSea in the pitchers.
Mike, what about for small seedlings too small to put pellets or drops into? How do you feed them?

Evenwind, I do the same for sundews with a large bore needle and oiler bottle.
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Intheswamp wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 2:04 am Mike, what about for small seedlings too small to put pellets or drops into? How do you feed them?
I error on the side of caution when feeding.
If seedlings are too small, even tiny doses of MaxSea can overload them.

I take the long, slow, lazy approach to growing my stuff.
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Intheswamp wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 2:04 am Mike, what about for small seedlings too small to put pellets or drops into? How do you feed them?
I give them a light drink of diluted MaxSea, just enough to give them a boost.
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