Answer: Compost is decomposed organic matter and it contains nutrients that your plants can use. In the soil, it breaks down slowly and provides small amounts of nutrients over a long period of time. Fertilizer is generally thought of as a manufactured liquid or granular food for plants. Commercial fertilizers are more concentrated and can be used to give your plants a quick boost. You can use both in your vegetable garden. Use the compost as a soil amendment or as a thick mulch over the top of the soil and use commercial fertilizers in amounts as recommended on the package. Hope this clarifies things for you!
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