11.8N +2.7P +13.7K +11.8CaO +3.5MgO +4.8SO3 + Macro Nutrients
PLEASE NOTE RAIN MIX HAS BEEN TWEAKED AND IMPROVED, THIS NOW INCLUDES SULPHUR WHILST SOME ELEMENTS HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY REDUCED OR INCREASED.
Last few remaining tub of 2.5kg, so grab it whilst you can!
PLEASE NOTE THE BLUE SPOON IS INSIDE THE 1KG BUCKET & 2.5KG TUB
As orchids can flower at any time of the year, it is not always clear when one should use a fertilizer for growing or one for flowering.
This problem can be solved by using a well balanced fertilizer year round.
Following an article published in the American journal orchids (June 2003) regarding the development of a new well balanced orchid fertilizer, the so-called ‘MSU fertilizer’ of the Michigan State University, we have together with a few selected orchid amateurs redone the tests over a two year period and this with results beyond expectation.
This well balanced orchid fertilizer which we offer you today is the result of more than ten years of research.
This fertilizer in powder form has been especially developed for use with rainwater, RO water or soft city water.
Akerne’s RAIN MIX is based on the following principles:
· All the nitric nitrogen in this fertilizer is directly absorbed by the plant. This fertilizer does not contain any
· Urea ( a cheap nitrogen source) that requires high temperatures in order to be absorbed by the plant, resulting in a premature breakdown of the substrate due to micro-organisms.
· This fertilizer also contains Calcium and Magnesium, necessary for the cell production, it can feed both roots and leaves.
· A low phosphorus ‘P’ content. The study has shown that a high phosphorus content is not necessary for a better flower production in orchids.
· All necessary trace elements are present: Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, B and Mo.
The price for this new fertilizer in powderform, completely soluble in water, is cheaper than our previous liquid orchid fertilizer (taken into account the NPK concentration and the volume/weight) and far cheaper than the low concentration liquid ‘Grow’ and ‘Bloom’ orchid fertilizers.
With the recommended dosage of ½ gram per litre at every watering it is not necessary to water with pure water in between.
We have been using Akerne’s rain mix for a number of years and are delighted to be able to offer you this feed as a UK supplier, we are extremely happy with the growing results and the ease of use of this feed.
As with all feeds you need to keep the lids tightly closed after use, powder feeds absorb moisture, liquid feeds evapourate so need to be kept air tight. Also don’t put any wet or damp measuring spoons in with any powder feed as the feed will absorb moisture and ultimately spoil it.
For furthur growing & feeding advice check out our guides as they are related to this feed.
You will see great results with improved growth and flowers and nothing could be easier to use than 1/2 gram per litre at every watering with no flushing.
New & Improved Rain Mix = The included blue level spoon equals 1 gram of fertilizer per 2 litres of water
For reference only - Original Rain Mix = 1 white level spoon(included) = approx 1.5g per 3 litres of water
For guidance we transferred 1 level spoon and found it equalled 1.25ml/1/4 teaspoon.