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Anonymous added on November 10, 2014 | Answered

I have a vegetable garden and nothing seems to be growing right, especially the cucumbers. They grow very slow. I have used blood and bone meal. It doesn’t seem to be doing anything, maybe cause it’s a slow release one. Not sure which fertilizer to use and how much to use. If you can help, that will be great.

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Answered on November 11, 2014

For a vegetable garden - if you want it to be organic, try adding some composted manure or compost. That will help with the 3 major nutrients plants needs (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium).

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Answered on November 11, 2014

To be a successful gardener, you need to study up on growing veggies in your area as much as you can. Then keep trying. It may take a few years, but you'll get the hang of it. Here is an article that may shed some light on your current dilemma: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/fertilizer-options-for-your-vegetable-garden.htm
and here is a basic guide that you can use to study as much or as little as you want: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/starting-vegetable-gardens-guide.htm
also, gardeners make like to make use of good advice from their neighbors. The county extension service is there to help home gardeners. This link will help you find the nearest office:

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