Cauliflower Plants
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does my garden need more fertilizer?

Zone 6A | jparker added on July 20, 2012 | Answered

My plants (cauliflower, tomatoes, green peppers, beets) are growing but producing very little fruit. I fertilized on 6/24 with 12-10-5 and on 7/15 with 18-18-21.

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Nikki
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Answered on July 20, 2012

If you are getting plenty of flowers but nothing produces, then it is most likely due to poor pollination. Hand pollination often helps. These articles will help you with attracting more pollinators:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

If you are not seeing flowers, then you likely have too much nitrogen in the soil and should offset this by adding more phosphorus. This can be achieved by using a phosphorus-rich fertilizer or by adding bone meal.

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