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Benefits of condensed milk for trees

Milk is a good source of calcium, not only for humans, but also for plants. Milk has some of the same nourishing properties for trees that it has for animals and people. It contains beneficial vitamin B, protein and sugars that are good for plants especially trees, it can improve their overall health and crop yields. The microbes that feed on the fertilizer components of milk are beneficial to the soil as well.

Like people, plants use calcium for growth. A not enough of calcium is telling when plants look stunted and they don’t grow to their full potential. Blossom end rot, which is often seen in tomatoes squash and peppers, is caused by a calcium deficiency. Putting plants with milk will make sure they will get enough calcium and moisture. Putting milk in plants has been used with different effectiveness in pesticide applications, especially with aphids. However the best use of milk has been in lessen the transmission of mosaic leaf viruses like tobacco mosaic. Condensed milk is been an effective anti fungal agent, specifically in the prevention of powdery mildew.

 

 

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You can use also evaporated milk, fresh milk or even powdered milk as well. It is important that you also put the milk with water. Mix a solution of 50% milk and 50% water. When using condensed milk as a foliar spray, you can add the solution to the spray bottle and apply to plants leaves such as trees leaves.

The leaves will absorb the milk solution that you put in. However, remember that some plants, like tomatoes, are always developing fungal diseases if the fertilizer remains on the leaves too long. If the solution is not being absorbed properly, just gently wipe down the leaves with a wet cloth or spray the leaves with water. Less milk can be used if you have a more of plants to be feed, and if you have a large garden area. You can also use a garden hose sprayer is always a method for feeding plants with milk in a huge gardens, as the flowing water keeps it diluted. Just continue spraying until the entire area is coated.

Distribute about 1 quart of milk per 20-by-20-foot patch of garden. Allow the fertilizer milk to soak into the ground. You can repeat this every few months, or spray once at the beginning of the growing season and again during the middle season. Alternatively, you can put the condensed milk mixture around the base of the plants where the roots will be absorb the milk, this works well in smaller gardens.

You can normally place the top portion of a 2-liter bottle in the soil next to your new plants at the beginning of the season. This makes a great reservoir for both feeding plants with condensed milk and watering. Just don’t treat the area with any form of any chemical pesticide after applying milk fertilizer. This can be affecting the main fertilizer components in milk that helping the plants and it is bacteria. However there may be some odor from the decaying bacteria, the aroma will less after a few days.

There are couple of tree services in Red deer and Calgary which uses condensed milk for tree services.You can find their google listing and yelp listing here.

 

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