Best Fertilizer For Vegetables

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I have planted a vegetable garden for the first time. What is the best fertilizer for my vegetable garden?



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Answer #1 · Chason Arthur's Answer · Most people would probably recommend 5-10-15 or some other commercial-grade synthetic fertilizer, but being the organic enthusiast I am, I'd always recommend an organic fertilizer as an alternative. Synthetic fertilizers were once the standard among professional landscapers and individuals, such as myself, who mistakenly believed they were the best and perhaps only effective means of enrichment. Most garden centers are now carrying lines of organic fertilizers for use in the vegetable garden. Try organic out, you, your plants and the envorionment will appreciate it.)


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Donna Bentkowski · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Do you recommend a specific brand of organic fertilizer.Their are so many out their .Can you more specific. I live in zone 8,Bulverde,Tx, The TX hill country.I was told Medina growing Green was good to use then follow it up with medina Hasta grow 10 days latter then again in 10 days, then use Medina growing green very 3-4 wks regardless of the type of veg. I am growing .Do you give the same amt. to all your veg. at the same time regardless of what kind of veg. you are growing. Is it true that certain veg need more N-P-or K at different times but one shouldn't worry about that if you have a small garden?How do you fertilize a small garden,4 by 8 with several different size planters?I am using the sq. foot garden techniques , my soil is 1/4 vermiculite ,1/4 peat moss and 1/2 compost and a little left over soil I had from planting my flower beds last spring.When you first plant your plants what do you put in the hole?I also heard of different things.I also heard one uses a general organic fertilizer and then when the fruit first appears for peppers and tomatoes then you fertilize again, if you fertilize too soon more foliage will grow and less fruit ?Have you heard of this?

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Answer #3 · Mark Giangiuli's Answer · Milorgranite works great for veggies.)


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Donna Bentkowski · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Can you tell me where you buy Milorgranite. and specifics on how you use it. I live in zone 8,Bulverde,Tx, The TX hill country.I was told Medina growing Green was good to use then follow it up with medina liquid Hasta grow 10 days latter then again in 10 days, then use Medina growing green very 3-4 wks regardless of the type of veg. I am growing .Do you give the same amt. to all your veg. at the same time regardless of what kind of veg. you are growing. Is it true that certain veg need more N-P-or K at different times but one shouldn't worry about that if you have a small garden?How do you fertilize a small garden,4 by 8 with several different size planters?I am using the sq. foot garden techniques , my soil is 1/4 vermiculite ,1/4 peat moss and 1/2 compost and a little left over soil I had from planting my flower beds last spring.When you first plant your plants what do you put in the hole?I also heard of different things.I also heard one uses a general organic fertilizer and then when the fruit first appears for peppers and tomatoes then you fertilize again, if you fertilize too soon more foliage will grow and less fruit ?Have you heard of this?

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Answer #2 · Chason Arthur's Answer · I agree that you should use organic fertilizer. Organic fertilizers allow for more nutriants to be absorbed into the vegetable resulting in a healthier produce.)



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