Oxygen Fertilizer

Sun, 13 Mar 1994 12:17:11 -0600 (CST)

Howdy again from Aggieland!

I found a fertilizer yesterday at the store that I thought was kind of
interesting. It's a 1-2-1 ratio of Nitrogen to Phosphoric Acid to Soluble
Potash. It's designed for indoor plants, but the interesting part is that it
says it releases oxygen into the air spaces in the soil every time you water.
The ingredient supposedly responsible for this is Urea Hydrogen Peroxide. It
says that the release of the oxygen will help to prevent overwatering problems
for houseplants.

I haven't gotten far enough in my Horticulture classes or in Chemistry to know
whether or not any of this is true or even relavent. Does anyone have a clue
as to whether something like this could be beneficial to carnivores? I would
think that some of the more submerged plants might benefit through greater
respiration in the roots, but I really haven't a clue.

BTW, the name of it is Roger's Gardens: Oxygen Plus, Indoor Plant Food. You
are supposed to mix four teaspoons to one gallon of water (Sorry, Jan, I have
no conversions offhand for teaspoons to milliliters. I'm sure you have a good
idea what it is from hanging around all us Yankees, though. *grin*) Thanks in