Catherine Boeckmann from almanac said that We use fertilizer to make our plants grow better, but when is the best time to apply fertilizer? And how do we apply fertilizer to the garden correctly? In one page, we’ll cover the basics of using fertilizer in your garden.
Even garden soil that is rich in organic matter and nutrients can benefit from applications of certain types of fertilizer.
Think of fertilizers as nutritional supplements that improve a plant’s health, growth, and productivity. You can often tell which nutrients your soil is lacking by the deficiency symptoms plants display, which can range from yellow leaves (lack of nitrogen) to reduced flowering (lack of phosphorus) to weak stems (lack of potassium) to blossom-end rot (lack of calcium).
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