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Calcium phosphate......... 4 ounces

Potassium nitrate 1 ounce

Potassium phosphate......... 1 ounce

Magnesium sulphate......... 1 ounce

Iron (ferric) phosphate..... 100 grains

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Pot plants, especially flowering plants kept around the house, should be treated to an occasional dose of the following:

Ammonium chloride........... 2 parts

Sodium phosphate 4 parts Sodium nitrate.... 3 parts Water........... 80 parts

Mix and dissolve. To use, add 25 drops to the quart of water, and use as in ordinary watering.

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Sugar...........     1 part

Potassium nitrate.     2 parts Ammonium sulphate ..........     4 parts

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Ferric phosphate.. 1 part

Magnesium sulphate .......... 2 parts

Potassium phosphate .......... 2 parts

Potassium nitrate. 2 parts

Calcium acid phosphate...... 8 parts

About a teaspoonful of either of these mixtures is added to a gallon of water, and the plants sprinkled with the liquid.

For hastening the growth of flowers, the following fertilizer is recommended:

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Potassium nitrate.    30 parts

Potassium phosphate..........    25 parts

Ammonium sulphate..........    10 parts

Ammonium nitrate   35 parts

The following five are especially recommended for indoor use:

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Sodium chloride .. 10 parts

Potassium nitrate. 5 parts

Magnesium sulphate.......... 5 parts

Magnesia........ 1 part

Sodium phosphate 2 parts

Mixed and bottled. Dissolve a teaspoonful daily in a quart of water and water the plants with the solution.

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Ammonium nitrate 40 parts

Potassium nitrate. 90 parts

Ammonium phosphate.......... 50 parts

Two grams is sufficient for a medium-sized flower pot.

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Ammonium sulphate..........    10 parts

Sodium chloride. .    10 parts

Potassium nitrate.      5 parts

Magnesium sulphate..........      5 parts

Magnesium carbonate ........      1 part

Sodium phosphate    20 parts

One teaspoonful to 1 quart of water.

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Ammonium nitrate 40 parts

Ammonium phosphate.......... 20 parts

Potassium nitrate 0.25 parts

Ammonium chloride........... 5 parts

Calcium sulphate. 6 parts

Ferrous sulphate. . 4 parts

Dissolve 2 parts in 1,000 of water, and water the plants with the solution.

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Potassium nitrate.    20 parts

Potassium phosphate..........    25 parts

Ammonium sulphate..........    10 parts

Ammonium nitrate   35 parts

This mixture produces a luxuriant foliage. If blooms are desired, dispense with the ammonium nitrate.

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Saltpeter, 5 parts; cooking salt, 10 parts; bitter salt, 5 parts; magnesia, 1 part; sodium phosphate, 2 parts. Mix and fill in bottles. Dissolve a tea-spoonful in 1.75 pints of hot water, and water the flower pots with it each day.

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Ammonium sulphate, 30 parts; sodium chloride, 30 parts; potash niter, 15 parts; magnesium sulphate, 15 parts; magnesium phosphate, 4 parts; sodium phosphate, 6 parts. Dissolve 1 part in 1,000 parts water, and apply 3 times per day.

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Calcium nitrate, 71 parts; potassium chlorate, 15 parts; magnesium sulphate, 12.5 parts; potassium phosphate, 13.3 parts; freshly precipitated ferric phosphate, 3.2 parts. A solution of 1 in 1,000 of this mixture is applied, alternating with water, to the plants. After using a certain quantity, pour on only water.

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Ammonium phosphate, 300 parts; sodium nitrate, 250 parts; potassium nitrate, 250 parts; and ammonium sulphate, 200 parts, are mixed together. To every 1,000 parts of water dissolve 2 parts of the mixture, and water the potted plants once a week with this solution.

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Potash niter, 20 parts; calcium carbonate, 20 parts; sodium chlorate, 20 parts; calcium phosphate, 20 parts; sodium silicate, 14 parts; ferrous sulphate, 1.5 parts. Dissolve 1 part of the mixture in 1,000 parts water.