There are many factors determining the amount and timing of adding fertilizer to your garden for maximum growth and production.
Unfortunately there is no magic formula to perfectly fertilize all types of vegetables in all garden situations, however there are a few simple guidelines to follow that will make this job a whole lot easier.
One of the most important things about garden fertility is that plant nutrition and soil health are inseparable, making the type of fertilizer you use a major consideration, follow this link for more on the many different sources of organic garden fertilizer that will help you to achieving both.
Understanding the players in soil fertility is the first step to fertilizing the vegetable garden.
The three major nutrients that most people are familiar with are nitrogen (N) phosphorus (P) potassium (K). Along with these three there are three secondary nutrients and a number of micro nutrients that plants need. Follow this link for more details on the all the nutrients and their use in plant growth and deficiency problems.
One of the secrets to successful vegetable gardening is understanding the process of soil fertility.
How to fertilize vegetable garden
Vegetables are particularly hard on soil, the constant harvesting of vegetables depletes soil nutrients and organic matter making constant replenishment essential for continuous production and plant health.
While most solid organic fertilizers are medium to slow release, liquid organic fertilizers provide instant nutrient release giving growing plants the boost they often need.
For many gardeners thinking about the upcoming spring fertilizing program comes at about the same time they start sowing seeds indoors for their new season planting, so follow this link for more details on the all important seedling fertilizer.
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