Fertilizer and Plant Food Help
Hi, this is my first garden. Help!! Should I fertilize or feed the plants? If so, what is a good plant food or fertilizer to use? How often do you use them? I listed below what I am growing: Tomatoes-Sweet 100, Roma, Celebrity Peppers-Tobasco, Yellow bell, Purple bell, Pimento Other-Corn, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Black eyed peas
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If you started out with good, amended soil, you do not need to fertilize. But, if you did not amend the soil before planting, you can give the plants some fertilizer. I would fertilize once right now with either some compost or some 10-10-10 fertilizer. If you use compost to fertilzie, you can add some more about once a month or so. If you use 10-10-10, fertilize again when the plants start to fruit and then you don't need to use it anymore.
For next year, this article will help with amending the soil: