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PMDD in Australia
I just attempted to mix my first batch of PMDD.
I went looking for ingredients and found a trace element mix, but it
didn't have 7% iron, or 4% iron with Mg, as mentioned in Kevin Conlin's
posting on 13 Mar 96. What it had was:
Sulphur (as sulphates) 6.29%
Calcium (CaCO3) 10.00%
Magnesium (MgSO4) 3.62%
Manganese (MnSO4) 2.88%
Iron (Fe chelate) 2.73%
Copper (CuSO4) 1.25%
Zinc (ZnSO4) 1.00%
Boron (Sodium Borate) 0.09%
Molybdenum (Sodium Molybdenate) 0.0038%
Based on Kevin's comment re the 4% iron mix, I used 2.5 Tbsp of this to
the 300 ml solution to bring the iron up to the equivalent of 1 Tbsp of
7% mix. I didn't add epsom salts because the mix contained magnesium
Will this work (it better, I've already started using it!)? I can't see
why it wouldn't.
Kevin didn't mention calcium in the mixes but I wasn't concerned about
that. I've noticed that when the plants really get a spurt on, my Gh
drops so I figure that something which adds a bit of calcium and
magnesium on a daily basis is probably "just what the doctor ordered" or,
at least in this case, just what the plants are dining on.
I found the trace element mix difficult to dissolve, and it settles out
of solution fairly easily so one has to shake well before use. Is this
normal? I could try increasing the volume to 500 ml to dissolve it
better, and increase the doses proportionately.
Sorry if these are old questions, but I don't know of anyone in Australia
using PMDD so I can't go and ask someone local about how theirs looks,
and what kind of ingredients they managed to locate.