Adding Zinc

Discussion in 'Sick Plants and Problems' started by azuthus, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Hi all,

    Thanks for reading my question.

    I have a Zinc deficiency and can not get my hands on any products to help this problem as I live in a small town. What I would like to know is can I buy Zinc from the local pharmacy add it to my water to help with my problem?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. What makes you think you have a zinc deficiency? These are pretty uncommon and would be difficult for even an experienced horticulturalist to diagnose. Zinc deficiencies most often occur along with maganese and iron deficiencies as a result of nute lockout caused by Ph fluctuation. I would recommend giving your plant(s) a good flush with Ph balanced water, and give it some time. The flush should help get your balance back.
  3. Thanks TexarkanaTim for you reply!


    This is what my plants look like...

    This is why I say zinc deficiency. I was using a fert 18-18-21 and have stopped it now and am on my second no fert watering using distilled water. So I hoe that it will flush out any and all crap.

    Thanks for your help! If there is anything else you can think of please tell me.

    Rock on


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