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where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby laopi » May 17, 2009 10:20 am

Hi,

Anybody knows where to buy ammonium sulfate? I want to use it as my blueberry food.

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Re: where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby Eeyore » May 17, 2009 1:34 pm

How much of it do you need? You should be able to get it at a farm supply place.
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Re: where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby beeman » May 17, 2009 5:22 pm

laopi wrote:Hi,
Anybody knows where to buy ammonium sulfate? I want to use it as my blueberry food.peter


I believe you need Aluminum Sulphate for acid loving plants which is readily available from nurseies etc,made by 'SoGreen'..
Not sure what 'ammonium' is but it sounds nasty.
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Re: where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby laopi » May 18, 2009 9:54 am

lots of people say don't buy Aluminum Sulfate, Aluminum Sulfate is not a fertilizer, it will lower soil's ph only, buy ammonium sulfate instead, that's why I'm looking for ammonium sulfate.

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Re: where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby Sharon Bryson » May 18, 2009 10:58 am

Ammonium sulphate is a fast acting source of Nitrogen......probably best used sparingly in most cases. It is not touted as a changer of pH, but chemically speaking one could anticipate some little change.

Aluminum sulfate is used to lower pH, but is not a very nice plant additive....it can damage the root systems of many plants.....especially rhododendrons. It would seem to be a "cosmetic" additive to manipulate the colours of some Hydrangeas. "Give the people what they want", being the credo!! The plants seem to be secondary.

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Re: where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby Eeyore » May 20, 2009 11:20 am

Ammonium Sulphate should be readily available at any place that sells fertilizers. If you can't find it at Rona or the like try a farm supply place.
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Re: where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby laopi » May 20, 2009 2:53 pm

thank you,

I can't find it anywhere, HD, RONA, Walmart, even biggest nursery in Ontario.

Where can I find the farm supply list near Toronto?

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Re: where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby Eeyore » May 20, 2009 3:56 pm

How big an area do you need to cover? If it's just a couple of plants why not get some Garden Sulphur and work that in around the plants?
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Re: where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby laopi » May 20, 2009 9:19 pm

I had Sulphur already, I think it will change the soil PH, not a fertilizer.

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Re: where to buy ammonium sulfate?

Postby Eeyore » May 20, 2009 11:27 pm

Yes, it will change the soil pH. It will also allow the plants to take up more nutrients from the soil so although technically not a fertilizer it will help.
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