Tobacco - Knowledgebase Question

East Rochester, Oh
Question by kimsjutler20
June 28, 2009
I use tobacco for natural pest control. This is the first year that i have grown it in my garden.What is the best Nitogen,phoshpherous and potash fertilizer combination for tobacco?


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Answer from NGA
June 28, 2009

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Nicotiana tabaccum is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade family. This family includes tomato, pepper, eggplant, Irish potato, and a number of other plants. It has the same growing requirements; lots of sunshine, plenty of water, and feeding when required. Fertilizers for tobacco could be the same fertilizers used for tomato, pepper, or potato. Look for a Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium ratio of 5-10-10. Best wishes with your garden.

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