Asked by: Renee Delattre
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st June, 2020

Can you use lawn fertilizer on a vegetable garden?

Do not use lawn fertilizers on gardens. They contain too much nitrogen, and many have chemicals for lawn weed control that can injure or kill vegetables. Soils with pH levels below 5.7 need lime. Lime adds calcium to the soil and makes it less acidic, raising pH to an acceptable level.

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People also ask, is lawn fertilizer safe for vegetable garden?

1 Answer. Absolutely you can use 'lawn fertilizer' for other plants. For instance, vegetables, such as leafy greens could possibly be ok with this high nitrogen fertilizer.

Furthermore, do I need to add fertilizer to my garden? If you are correcting a soil nutrient deficiency based on a soil test, it's best to fertilize well before you plant so that you can work the fertilizer deep into the soil. Otherwise, fertilize in the spring before planting annual flowers and vegetables and as growth begins for perennials.

Beside above, when should I fertilize my vegetable garden?

Vegetables growing in porous, well-drained soil should be fed frequently. Usually a balanced fertilizer is applied every three to four weeks throughout the growing season. Don't stop applications when fruit appears—continue to apply fertilizer as needed to ensure continued production.

What is the best fertilizer for growing vegetables?

Fertilizer Selection Most gardeners should use a complete fertilizer with twice as much phosphorus as nitrogen or potassium. An example would be 10-20-10 or 12-24-12. These fertilizers usually are easy to find. Some soils contain enough potassium for good plant growth and don't need more.

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