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June 28, 2012 - GrowOrganic
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A labor-saving device that fertilizes plants automatically. It sounds like a gardener’s dream come true, doesn’t it? Say hello to fertilizer injectors and mixers—they will do your fertigation for you. What’s fertigation?  Fertilizer + Irrigation = Fertigation. Whether you water by hand, use a sprinkler system, or a drip irrigation system, you can give fertilized water to your plants. Tricia walks you through the different devices for fertigation in our new video. Which…
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Video Transcript
Hi I am Tricia an organic gardener fertilizing is really important to grow big productive plants but with all the tasks in the garden sometimes you just don't have time.

Fertigation is a great technique to make sure that your plants get good nutrition. Every time you water fertigation means injecting fertilizer into your irrigation lines. There are several types of injectors all fertigation systems should be used with a backflow preventer like this vacuum breaker this prevents the fertilizer from contaminating your water source. Fertilizer injectors systems can be used with liquid fertilizers or fully water-soluble powders if you're using a water soluble powder be sure and make a liquid concentrate first. To use the Young Mixture Proportioner your going to put the concentrated liquid directly in the tank if you've made a concentrate from your soluble powder it's a good idea to strain the concentrate to ensure that there are no undissolved granules that go into your tank. This is true for any of the tank injectors like "Add It" and the easy flow dial to the ratio desired the young mixer proportion has a range of proportions from thirty to one to two hundred to one the unit is very accurate and it's ideal for large gardens and small farms. Included with the Young Mixture Proportioner is a handy instruction sheet this helps you figure out which proportion corresponds to the fertilizers use instructions this clear piece allows you to see if theres still fertilizer in the tank if your fertilizer is clear you might want add some food coloring.

For all injectors be sure and install them after the timers so that the tanks don't stay under constant pressure if you're not using a timer make sure the water is off before you open the fill cap or the drain spout otherwise you could damage the internal bag but if that happens don't worry replacement bags are available. The easy flow system is similar to the Young Mixture Proportioner install the hose bib adapter to your water source be sure that you have a vacuum breaker installed just attach the tubing the black tube goes onto the blue section and the clear tube goes next to the green section to install the tubing onto the tank loosen but do not remove the blue and green caps and then again your going to put the black tubing on the blue and the clear tubing on the green and then just tighten down the nuts just attach your water source fill up your tank with liquid concentrate and dial in your ratios and your ready to start fertilizing. The Easy Flow has ratios from two-thirds of a teaspoon per gallon to two tablespoons per gallon other fertigation alternatives include this siphon mixer which has a fixed ratio of sixteen to one or this Add It fertilizer injector which has a fixed ratio of two hundred to one. Screw the add it onto a vacuum breaker and then screw your house or poly to the other end just fill it with liquid concentrate and you're ready to fertilize. This siphon mixer can only be used with a garden hose and it just screws on to the spigot and has a built-in vacuum breaker and then just drop the tubing into the bucket of liquid fertilizer and your ready to fertilize. You have to water your plants anyway so you might as well fertilize at the same time feed your plants and grow organic for life!

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Gordon Hoffman Says:
Jun 29th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Is there a way to watch these videos on my droid phone; currently I am not able to.
Thank you
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