Fertilizer for new backyard garden - Knowledgebase Question

Edmond, Ok
Question by vrey
June 13, 2010
We have just prepared a 160 sq.ft. plot and would like to know a cost-effective way to fertilize the area. What would be the process and how much fertlizer should we put on the ground.

Answer from NGA
June 13, 2010


Prior to planting you can mix a slow release fertilizer into your garden soil. The standard rate is one and a half pounds of 5-10-5 fertilizer per 100 square feet. In your 160 sq. ft. garden you can mix about 2 pounds of fertilizer into the soil to give your new plants a jump start. Best wishes with your garden.

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