How to fertilize Vegetables
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR VEGETABLES
Even if you grow your vegetables in rich soil, most vegetables still require a boost of fertilizer to grow better and stay healthy. A good thing to remember is to be careful fertilizing small seedlings / plants since the fertilizer can burn the roots. But when the plant has started to grow a bit, or if it's already grown up, a fertilizer suited for vegetables will help the plant reach its full potential.
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SELECTING THE FERTILIZER
If you're going to eat what you're growing, we would recommend that you choose a fertilizer that's suited for edible crops (and if possible choose an organic one as well).
When it comes to NPK: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K), select a fertilizer that's a bit higher in N and K since most vegetables will absorb that pretty fast from the soil.
All fertilizers for vegetables have different compositions, but here are two examples:
NPK 4,5-1-6,5 NPK 11-3-8
HOW TO FERTILIZE YOUR VEGETABLES IN 5 STEPS
Mix the right amount of fertilizer with water according to the instructions on the package
Pour the solution over the soil
If possible, try to avoid getting the solution on the stems and leaves
Continue adding the solution to the pot until it starts to run out of the drainage holes in the bottom
After about 1 hour, check that the pot isn’t sitting in water - and if needed pour off excess water