but when it comes to fertilizer, i'm having questions. at the time, i don't have a lot of time to be mixing a variety of organic materials and wondering if i "got it right" so what i'm wondering (the lazy woman in me is dying to know ) - is "miracle grow" healthy to use as a fertilizer/food for my veggie garden?
I'd guess that Miracle Gro is chemicals and not what you want to use for an organic garden, though I haven't picked it up in 8years.
I have not read that whole link yet, but I have heard the premise is "natural" but soem ingredients are petroleum based...
actually, everything looks good already (except my peppers are a little puny). it just felt like i was supposed to be doing something, and whatever it was, i wanted it to be as easy as possible!
http://www.espoma.com/ is the companies website.
My tomato plants are just shy of growing over my head!
Fertilizing plants makes them healthier- they can resist disease and insects more and they will give you a bigger, more nutritious harvest. We work compost/manure into our beds and hay mulch on top and use the liquid kelp spray to fertilize.
It's important to have a good, rich, loose soil and also to have the nutrients for the plants to thrive.
also if you get the latest issue of mother earth news they really spell it out for you. as in exactly what to get and where to get it.
you definitely need to tend to your soil. I fertilize at thebeginning and end of the season and mulch and compost well the whole year through. so my soil is pretty good and I haven't had to fertilize yet this year but plan to about once every month do something to feed the soil.
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