Fertilizer - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by robertmaguir
August 6, 2008
I put 5-5-5 on my tomatoes and 15-15-15 on my lawn. Since tomatoe plants are much bigger than a blade of grass, why shouldn't I put lawn fertilizer in my garden. THX Robert


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Answer from NGA
August 6, 2008

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It sounds good in theory, but grass blades grow much faster than tomato plants so lawns use much more nitrogen during that growth process than plants such as tomatoes. Grasses need a higher ratio of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium than tomato plants do.

Hope this clarifies things for you.

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