feeding vegetables - Knowledgebase Question

newark, NJ
Question by prezzzz77
May 1, 2007
I just finish planting my garden. I planted both suckers and seeds. I planted cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, beans, peas, pepper hot and sweet and strawberry. What, when, and how often do I feed them.

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2007


Ideally, you would run some basic soil tests to check the fertility and fertilize based on the test results. That way you would have the optimum amounts. However, as a rule of thumb you would topdress with good quality compost and use an organic mulch, these will help feed the soil slowly as they break down over time. Also apply a general purpose granular fertilizer or slow release granular fertilizer with an analysis of 10-10-10 or similar per the label directions.

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