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Q.Should You Fertilize Basil Plants

Zone Federal Way Washington Zone 5 | Anonymous added on April 19, 2022 | Answered

I use Osmocote when planting Spring veggies and flowers. But I heard that Basil plants should not be fertalized at all

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Answered on April 21, 2022

It isn't necessary, usually. Most soils will contain plenty of fertilizer, and will not require any extra. Fertilizing too much can make basil taste a little less than desirable, or even harm the plants.

I would only feed if a soil test shows the soil to be deficient.





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