Dietary supplement for people. Could it work for my plants?

Discussion in 'Nutrients' started by onlikepopcorn, Mar 13, 2013.

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    onlikepopcorn

    onlikepopcorn Member

    I found this CalMag with vitamin C supplement, one of those powder in water deals, and I was wondering if it would be safe to use once in a while mixed with the plant's water. Maybe even add it to my supersoil? The ingredients are as follows: the nutritional facts say Vitamin C, Calcium and Magnesium, then other ingredients: calcium glucinate, citric acid, magnesium carbonate, ascorbic acid, and unsweetened lemon juice.

    I thought it may help. I know vitamin C is a good antioxidant for plants and help with stress. I just didn't know if any of the other ingredients would hurt it. :confused:
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Ascorbic acid is Vitamin C. Citric acid won't hurt them and can acidify the soil but in the amounts you have it won't. Calcium gluconate - unsure if the plant can use in this form. Mag carbonate - again. Seems like a crap shoot.
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    onlikepopcorn

    onlikepopcorn Member

    S'what I thought, too. But I thought if it could work, I'd hate to pass it up. It's not like my plants need it, I was just curious.
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Let me say this to all who worry about the cost of nutes - contact the manufacturers and ask for free samples. I wouldn't count on any perpetual grows being fed this way. But you can get enough free samples to grow a few plants at a time. Just switch up emails and delivery addresses.
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    Becorath

    Becorath Active Member

    I doubt any would work just mixing with notes, plant may not be able to use it in that form. But mixing with the SS might work. Its a long shot though. If you are using ss you should have Epsom salt and bone meal in there. That's your cal mag. Far as vita c.... compost some fruit maybe?

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