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Anyone ever heard of putting a few nails down in the soil of your plant? Not human nails, but nails you hammer into a 2x4, etc.............. I hear it provides some nitrogen. :confused2:
 

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hero4u2b said:
Probobly more like iron..
Iron! That's it! Thanks for clearing that up for me ;) So, I guess it's not a bad idea. What do you think?
 

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What kind of soil are you using? Hve you amended it with anything? I wldnt rely on nails, or iron....I wld checkout the organic section and see what things you cld add that wld actually be beneficial.

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What it is likely to provide is iron oxide (rust).
If you use a good quality nutrient along with something like molasses, I can't see the point myself. You see, iron oxide is unlikely to be in a form the plant can actually absorb and use but with the addition of molasses, this could cheleat it to give it in a useable form.
If you are intending to do this, may I suggest using iron filings instead. The reason for this is that iron filings have a massively greater surface area than a nail. This means there is a greater area to rust, which gives a greater potential for what you are looking for. Also, iron filings can be worked into the soil more evenly, rather than having a lump of metal whhich would only provide any benefit to a small area.
You can get iron filings by sansing/grinding/sawing a piece of metal such as a nail.

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Why not just add alfalfa, soybean or bloodmeal? Many things better then a nail or actual iron.
 
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Thats really good advice woody.

Another thing I would want to think about is if this could lead to any other issues that outweigh its benefit if it was to be done. Something just tells me putting a piece of metal building material down into your soil would change conditions in manys ways.
 

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Hamster Lewis said:
Why not just add alfalfa, soybean or bloodmeal? Many things better then a nail or actual iron.
:yeahthat:

MJ doesn't require that much iron that you need to be adding it in mineral form. Most soil has it already, adding molasses will add it, most good nutrients have it.
 

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Okay, thanks you guys! To answer Hammy's question, I'm using MG Moisture Control. I think I'll go with alfalfa. Would it be a big difference if I buy it from the grocery store or do I need to get it from a nursery? Also, how much would I use for a 3 gallon bucket (the white stacker kind) AND, do I toss it in the soil and mix it in with the soil like a salad (no pun intended). Get it? Alfalfa & Salad.......eh.....silly joke..........anyway, thanks again.
 

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