Vegetables and Fruit forum→Should I use 0-10-10 on my Winter Squash when I see flowers?

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Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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jeremu
May 14, 2020 4:20 PM CST
I started my TINY 3x4 foot garden a week ago and it is thriving like never before.
I have Butternut Squash, Pole Green Beans and Sunflowers.
I added organic Tomato & Vegetable Food 4-5-3 liberally when I transplanted.
My question is ... should I switch to organic Ultra Bloom 0-10-10 fertilizer when I start to see flowers?

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I've never had a harvest with any of my gardens. It feels like I've finally figured it out this year and I want to keep it up.
I'm nervous I'll make things worse if I change things.

Any advice?? Thank you Thank You!


Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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farmerdill
May 14, 2020 6:42 PM CST
I would not recommend 0-10-10, But that is just me. If you applied a balanced fertilizer at planting and everything else is ok, you should have no problems. If you put all these in a 3x 4 ft bed especially the sunflowers, they are going to be severely stressed. The butternut is a big plant that needs room.
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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jeremu
May 15, 2020 3:22 PM CST
Thanks Dillard. I'm planning on fertilizing once a month as the instructors say, but I'll stay away from the 0-10-10. I just didn't want my plants to grow too fast for their own good so that's why I thought about not adding nitrogen later in the season.

The entire bed is 3x8, but only planted half. I'm hoping I didn't mess up. I tried to follow the square foot garden spec.

I have yet to plant a successful garden, but I do learn every round. If I do lose my crop this year at least I got to see the amazing growth early in the season AND have another year of learning. I wake up ever morning so excited to see how they're doing!! :shrug:

I'll post if I see anything noteworthy.

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