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What fertilizer to use in vegetable garden ?

What fertilizer to use in vegetable garden? The key to a healthy harvest is to prepare the vegetable garden soil with balanced fertilizer nutrients. You can opt for organic fertilizer or chemical fertilizer. If suitable fertilizer is not available in the near buy shop. You can always order fertilizer online from Saosis Shop. Always remember fertilizer, chemical or organic is an integral part of your vegetable cultivation. If you do not give fertilizer to your vegetable garden, your plants may not grow well.

Vegetable plants  need nutrients in the high quantity are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (p) and potassium (k). Except nitrogen and phosphorus other required nutrients are mostly available in the soil. Always fertilize your vegetable plants carefully. Adding extra nutrients results an imbalance of nutrients and also deficiencies of other nutrients. Over application of nitrogen can cause less production  and  also increase plant diseases and insect problem. Best before fertilize your vegetable plants  go for a soil test first.

If you ask what proportion of fertilizer should you give to your vegetable plants  then there is a common answer,  apply  1 pound of a 10-10-10 fertilizer or 2 pounds of a 5-10-5 (or 5-10-10) fertilizer per 100 feet of row. The first number is the percentage by weight of nitrogen, second  is phosphorus and the third is potassium.

Why vegetable garden needs fertilizer?

All vegetable garden need fertilizer. Water washes away necessary nutrients from the soil. So to replace the lost essential nutrients you need to fertilize your vegetable garden. Always remember using excess chemical fertilizer is harmful to your vegetable plants. However, if you are using organic fertilizer manufactured by Saosis, over fertilizing should not be your concern. Application of Saosis vegetable fertilizer is not harmful to your vegetable plants. The slow release formula allows and also support natural plant growth. Synthetic elements present in chemical fertilizer increase soil acid level. So maintain proper pH balance you should fertilize your vegetable garden with organic fertilizer.

How much fertilizer do you put in a vegetable garden?

Young plants have nutrients for an early  growth spurt if you apply fertilizer before you plant the vegetable garden. Apply  1 pound of low nitrogen fertilizer for fruit and root vegetable  or granular soil fertilizer for leafy greens over every 100 square feet. To move the applied fertilizer into the soil water the soil first.

As mentioned water washes necessary nutrients from soil, for that reason in growing season your plants need additional nutrients. So, apply a complete and balanced organic fertilizer. After one growing season, most vegetable plants die but Perennial vegetables need different fertilizer application as they regrow in every spring time. If you tend to add fertilizer frequently then it increases abundant leaf and stem production with few vegetables and fruits. Some vegetables need less nitrogen fertilizer as they are able enough to take nitrogen from air (like Beans and other legumes). It is Better to group plants with similar fertilizer needs together( such as legumes, perennials or leafy green vegetables) to prevent plant damage  from  improper fertilization.

Vegetable garden fertilizer recommendations

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What is the best fertilizer for pot plants


H3 How often should you fertilize potted plants?

H3 How do you fertilize a potted plant?

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Whether you are growing indoors or out, fertilizer is essential to the success of container gardens. The easiest way to go about fertilizing potted plants is by preparing a nutrient solution and pouring it over the soil mix. The fertilizer is absorbed by the roots and quickly adds what is missing from the existing soil. Even if your potting mix is perfect from the get-go, it will soon become depleted of nutrients as they are constantly used up by plants and leached out by watering. The faster a plant grows the more fertilizer and water it will require.

Container plants should be grown in a special potting mix that doesn’t contain soil. Garden soil is too heavy and may compact roots, cutting off their oxygen. It also often contains weed seeds.

Make or buy a soilless mix — one composed of peat moss or coconut fiber (coir), vermiculite or perlite, and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for potted plants needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.


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Effect of Seaweed extracts on growth and yield of Rice plants Research Paper

Authors: Sunapri, Ahmad Jupri, Rina Kurnianingsih, Nur Indah Julisaniah, Aluh Nikmatullah

Contact Address: Biology Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Mataram, Mataram 83125, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Tel.: +62-370 633004; Fax.: +62-370 636041; email:

Manuscript received: 8 January 2010. Revision accepted: 19 July 2010 Click on the link to download the research file in pdf format: Effect-of-seaweed-extracts-on-growth-and-yield-of-rice-plants