Answer: To develop the best feeding routine, ideally you would run some basic soil tests and fertilize based on the test results. Your local county extension should be able to help you with the testing and interpreting the results for specific crops. In addition to fertilizing if indicated by the tests, an ongoing program of soil improvement by regular additions of organic matter such as compost and consistent use of organic mulches will also help feed the soil slowly over time and contribute to the plants' overall health and vigor. Regular watering during dry spells is also critical to producing a quality crop.
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