fertilizer for vegetables - Knowledgebase Question

Huntington, Te
Question by pws3
April 4, 2010
what is a good fertilizer for vegetables. Like for tomatoes, cucumbers, squash (yellow and zuchini) and bell peppers. I was told to use a 13-13-13. Plus what does these numbers mean?

Answer from NGA
April 4, 2010


You can use a 13-13-13 or a 15-15-15 fertilizer for your vegetables. The numbers refer to the 3 major nutrients of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (also called NPK). Nitrogen encourages green top growth, phosphorous helps strengthen stems and promotes flowering and potassium encourages a healthy root system and works in conjunction with the other two elements to provide overall health of your plants. Best wishes with your veggies!

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