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Making Liquid Foliar Feed From Mittleider Magic Granular Weekly Feed

Turn Mittleider Weekly Feed Into Mittleider Super-Natural Nano Nutrients 

  1. Before planting your garden apply and mix into the soil both the Mittleider Pre-plant mix (1 oz/ft) and the Mittleider Weekly Feed mix (1/2 oz/ft).
  2. Begin applying foliar spray as soon as leaves appear. Do not wait until plants have true leaves.
  3. Place 8 ounces of Weekly Feed Mix into a good, strong blender, such as a Blendtec or Vitamix. If an electric blender is not available, use a manual grinder and grind as fine as possible.
  4. Blend Weekly Feed at high speed until it is as fine as cake flour (“micronized” powder – no granules).
  5. Add 1/2 Tablespoon of granular Humic Acid (com/shop) and 1 pint of boiling water to blender (distilled water if possible – pure water dissolves maximum amount of Weekly Feed and does not introduce other minerals).
  6. Blend at high speed for up to 2 minutes, adding water as possible without causing spillage.
  7. Add liquid to 3 ½ quarts of distilled water in a gallon-size plastic jug. Yields 1 gallon of Weekly Feed “NANO+” or Mittleider Super-Natural Nano Nutrients ™ concentrate.
  8. Cap and store in a safe place until needed.
  9. Shake thoroughly before each use.
  10. Add 8 ounces of this Weekly Feed NANO+ concentrate and 1/2 teaspoon Hi-Yield Liquid Spreader Sticker (Walmart, etc.) or other Non-Ionic Surfactant to 1 gallon of water in spray equipment.
  11. Preferred spraying time is morning, before the temperatures rise (below 80 degrees), or late afternoon after extreme temperatures are reduced, but at least an hour before sundown, because the stomata close around sundown.
  12. Water plants before applying foliar feed, and wait to spray nutrients until leaves are dry.
  13. Spray upper and lower leaves. Nutrients enter plants primarily through the stomata on the underside of the leaf.
  14. Observe plants carefully for scorch or wilting (will not happen unless much higher dosage is used). If either of these occur flush the plant leaves and soil with plain water and reduce concentration of the foliar feed by half.
  15. Nutrition enters plant leaves in as little as 1 hour, and is generally completed within 24 hours. Effects are often observed within a day or two.
  16. Repeat every 2-3 days, depending on growing conditions and observed results, throughout crop growing cycle. Spraying three times each week is a good place to start.
  17. Rinse sprayer tank, re-fill with clean water, and spray to clear hose and nozzle after each use.
  18. Adjust frequency of foliar spraying as needed to maintain rapid growth of your plants.
  19. Not seeing desired growth and vigor? Increase the amount of Weekly Feed concentrate you are using per gallon of spray solution. Also, consider supplementing with an application of Mittleider Weekly Feed in the soil, and document your progress and findings.
  20. For lawns, feeding 3 times at 3 to 4 week intervals is usually sufficient for a temperate climate growing season.

Since you are not watering the plants, but rather just wetting the leaves (continue watering the soil as normal – see Watering Lessons in The Mittleider Gardening Course book), a great deal less fertilizer is applied, thus saving greatly on fertilizer costs.  Our experience indicates a savings of at least 10 to 1, and often much more! 

As an example, during the months of April 24-May 21, 2024 we used just 6 ounces of Weekly Feed for a 130’ garden.  Traditional feeding by applying ½ ounce per foot of Weekly Feed to the soil per week would have required 262 ounces or 16.5#.  So, if this works the same for you, you would be using 1/43rd as much Mittleider Weekly Feed with foliar spraying the NANO+!

 Worth doing?  I know it is!

Jim Kennard – 5/22/24