Ours is the first garden to go into this ground. Well, the first one since the land was torn up to build housing 12 yrs ago. Before that it was farmland. We thought the soil was nice and rich because when digging it up it is black and full of worms. We moved here recently so we do not know a whole lot about the dirt yet.
The weather here is in the 90's with rain every other week or so.
We water twice a day, thoroughly
soaking the ground.
We have other plants that seem to be growing fine, but we're new to gardening so perhaps those are slow going as well. We have sunflowers, okra, potatoes, melons. We also have a spaghetti squash vine that grew up from the composting pile and is already bearing several gourds. Of course, it has had ample time to grow because it started before we had most of our seeds planted. We got a late start this year. Many things not started until April/May. The melons weren't even started until a few weeks ago.
We have a bag of this
fertilizer. Would it be helpful for the slow growing plants?