Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Other/general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:00
economisto
 
Posts: n/a
Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

OK, I need some "high potash fertilizer" for all my chilli plants. I know I could go to a garden centre, but can I get something at eg. Coop? If so, what am I looking for? A packet? A tub? What's it called?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:03
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
OK, I need some "high potash fertilizer" for all my chilli plants. I know I could go to a garden centre, but can I get something at eg. Coop? If so, what am I looking for? A packet? A tub? What's it called?
Ask Grumpygrapefruit if you can have some of his horseshit - shud be good and it shud be free
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank grumpygit for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:05
economisto
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
Ask Grumpygrapefruit if you can have some of his horseshit - shud be good and it shud be free
No. I don't like horseshit in my living room! I need the non smelly kind - and what is potash and how do I know fertilizer has it?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:06
tom tulpe's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Horgen
Posts: 1,182
Groaned at 21 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 1,409 Times in 646 Posts
tom tulpe has a reputation beyond reputetom tulpe has a reputation beyond reputetom tulpe has a reputation beyond reputetom tulpe has a reputation beyond reputetom tulpe has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
OK, I need some "high potash fertilizer" for all my chilli plants. I know I could go to a garden centre, but can I get something at eg. Coop? If so, what am I looking for? A packet? A tub? What's it called?
You want tomato feed, which is high in potassium, and it's Tomatendünger in German. This place is in RailCity.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank tom tulpe for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:07
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
No. I don't like horseshit in my living room! I need the non smelly kind - and what is potash and how do I know fertilizer has it?
Its not smelly after a couple of days
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:07
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Bird crap is much stinkier and it doesnt get any better
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:12
economisto
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
You want tomato feed, which is high in potassium, and it's Tomatendünger in German. This place is in RailCity.
Amazing. I'll go there tomorrow. Thank you
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:19
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

A word of caution. If you buy ferts froma shop like Migros or whatever, only buy the dried stuff because we have had loads of problems with small flying shit coming out of the ferts you get as soil from the Migros, and you can`t get rid of them unless you buy a special insect killer.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank grumpygit for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:20
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Also dont use too much. weve been growing chillis outside with no ferts or food and this year they have done very well
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank grumpygit for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:23
Assassin's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chasing clouds
Posts: 4,023
Groaned at 180 Times in 123 Posts
Thanked 11,558 Times in 3,148 Posts
Assassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
Also dont use too much. weve been growing chillis outside with no ferts or food and this year they have done very well
Have you got a shit degree, or are you just dazzling us by reading the highlights from the latest copy of "Horticulture Weekly Magazine"?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:24
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
Have you got a shit degree, or are you just dazzling us by reading the highlights from the latest copy of "Horticulture Weekly Magazine"?
I didnt even get a shit degree, and I never bought a copy of hores monthly, so Im glad youre suitably dazzled
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank grumpygit for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 20.07.2011, 16:24
TidakApa's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Top of a Triangle
Posts: 2,992
Groaned at 38 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 5,673 Times in 2,039 Posts
TidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
OK, I need some "high potash fertilizer" for all my chilli plants. I know I could go to a garden centre, but can I get something at eg. Coop? If so, what am I looking for? A packet? A tub? What's it called?
Tom Tulpe is pretty accurate with the Tomato call....... and in a squeeze I would recommend the same.

Chilli's and Tomatoes use approximately 20% less fertiliser per hectare, yet the NPK ratio is quite similar (slightly lower N for chillies). With the lower rates it won't matter though.


With other forms of Potassium check closely to see what it maybe made up of:

Potassium nitrate (should be about 33%K and 13% N) is 'perfect' for when the chilli's are 'growing', but not when they have reached full size.

Potassium Sulphate (38%K) is a sulphate based 'mined' source of K and is released slower to the plant, but perfect to finish off the crop (from just before full size green, but before they change colour.
The added Sulphur helps with the 'kick' in the chilli.

Potassium Chloride
Typically, I would advise to stay away from this source of K, however, it is useful if the plant is 'running' too much, or you need to counter act excess N.
Side effects will stunt growth, and look to the leaf tips and margins for a 'greyish' appearance.
Fortunately, chloride is easily leached from the pots, so make sure that at least a third of the applied water runs through the pot for a couple of waterings to help stabilise the plant again.

If you have epsom salts (magnesium sulphate), put a teaspoon into a litre of water and apply as a spray to the leaves during fruit colour to help out the colour and taste.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank TidakApa for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 21.07.2011, 09:38
Uncle Max's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Züri
Posts: 7,553
Groaned at 164 Times in 105 Posts
Thanked 8,424 Times in 3,486 Posts
Uncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Five parts water, one part fresh urine. It's free and works wonders. Depending on your lifestyle, it may also be organic.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Uncle Max for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 21.07.2011, 10:42
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
Five parts water, one part fresh urine. It's free and works wonders. Depending on your lifestyle, it may also be organic.
Surely thats more nitrogen than potassium
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 21.07.2011, 11:01
TidakApa's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Top of a Triangle
Posts: 2,992
Groaned at 38 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 5,673 Times in 2,039 Posts
TidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
Five parts water, one part fresh urine. It's free and works wonders. Depending on your lifestyle, it may also be organic.
Quote:
View Post
Surely thats more nitrogen than potassium
Urine is Urea..... that's 46%N

If there is any K% in your piss...... go and see a doctor


Uncle Max,
FYI - what you suggested will work though, but only when you want the plant to grow (new leaves etc.) ....... not where there is fruit.
Too much N% can cause fruit to abort.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 21.07.2011, 11:32
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Why planning to make a few home made surprises?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANFO
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 21.07.2011, 11:39
Uncle Max's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Züri
Posts: 7,553
Groaned at 164 Times in 105 Posts
Thanked 8,424 Times in 3,486 Posts
Uncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
Urine is Urea..... that's 46%N

If there is any K% in your piss...... go and see a doctor


Uncle Max,
FYI - what you suggested will work though, but only when you want the plant to grow (new leaves etc.) ....... not where there is fruit.
Too much N% can cause fruit to abort.
We all know this is not about his chili plants
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Uncle Max for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 21.07.2011, 11:42
economisto
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
We all know this is not about his chili plants
Nope. It's for these pretty flowers. They're just....dreamy.

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 21.07.2011, 11:49
phdoofus's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: City by the Bay
Posts: 2,357
Groaned at 96 Times in 56 Posts
Thanked 3,205 Times in 1,227 Posts
phdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
Bird crap is much stinkier and it doesnt get any better
We parrot owners can help you with that.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 21.07.2011, 11:51
phdoofus's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: City by the Bay
Posts: 2,357
Groaned at 96 Times in 56 Posts
Thanked 3,205 Times in 1,227 Posts
phdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Easiest place to purchase plant fertilizer in Zurich city

Quote:
View Post
Five parts water, one part fresh urine. It's free and works wonders. Depending on your lifestyle, it may also be organic.
I experimented with this once on a outdoor decorative bush that was in need of some serious care and watched it's growth explode over a couple of months.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank phdoofus for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to live in Zurich? markjones Housing in general 302 27.03.2021 09:46
Easiest (and cheapest) way to retrieve harddisk data? martin34 TV/internet/telephone 29 29.03.2010 11:08
Easiest way to watch Bluewin Tv on laptop? Hellvet TV/internet/telephone 3 20.07.2009 07:28
Easiest / Cheapest way to get from Geneva to Salzburg..any help welcome Number 10 Transportation/driving 7 19.04.2009 16:22
What is the average price for 100 sq.m apartment in Zurich to purchase gmk Housing in general 10 08.08.2008 14:38


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 23:08.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0