The Q&A Archives: fertilizer

Question: what's the best fertilizer for a vegetable garden?

Answer: You can use a granular or water soluble fertilizer to feed your hungry plants. A 15-15-15 or 20-20-20 fertilizer is a good all purpose fertilizer which will provide equal parts nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium and some of the minor nutrients that plants need. Apply granular fertilizers a few days before you plant, working it into the top six inches of topsoil. You can side dress after the plants come up or at two or three week intervals by using a water soluble fertilizer such as that sold by the Miracle Grow or Shultz companies.

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