How to fertilize vegetables: The Why, When, and What

Growing your own vegetables can be a rewarding hobby. What’s better than to eat the “fruits” of your own labor? But there are a lot of grey areas when it comes to DIY vegetables, especially when it comes to answering the question, “How do you fertilize vegetables?”

To answer that question, let’s go ahead and cover some vegetable fertilizing basics, including a few suggestions on what to use to fertilize vegetables.

Why do you need to fertilize vegetables?

It’s a solid question that we’ve touched on before … why do you need fertilizer? Or in this particular instance, why do you need to fertilize vegetables?

In a nutshell, fertilizer adds nutrients back into your soil. This is necessary because as vegetables grow, they can soak up all the nutrients found in your soil, ultimately leaving their environment barren of the “right stuff.”

Fertilizer is able to step in and “refuel” your soil with the food it needs to keep your vegetables healthy and growing. It’s like drinking a bottle of Gatorade after a tough workout — you may have sweat everything out before, but that bottle of Gatorade will make sure your body is refueled with the right stuff.

What type of fertilizer should you use and when should you fertilize?

There are many types of fertilizers for vegetables — from dry to liquid and from organic to chemical. Each fertilizer has its benefits, as well as its downfalls. However, it’s important to note that each type and brand of fertilizer has special requirements.

For example, a liquid fertilizer might be much easier to apply to your soil than a dry fertilizer, but it will probably cost more money, need to be applied more frequently, and require special storage.

As another example, organic fertilizer might take longer to work than inorganic fertilizer, but it’s usually healthier for the soil.

There’s a much easier path to vegetable fertilization.

As we just discussed, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to fertilizing vegetables. However, there’s a much easier way to go about fertilization, and it starts with Green As It Gets.

Green As It Gets offers all-in-one-products that meet your soil’s needs and then some. For example, GardenMAX is an intelligently designed fertilizer that can do everything from correcting pH imbalances to adding missing trace elements.

Plus, GardenMAX is really easy to use to plant your veggies. Simply put an 8”-wide strip over the row you are about to plant. Then, plant through the strip of GardenMAX — no mixing needed. You’re guaranteed to see huge results.

Final thoughts

Stop putting in more work than you have to, and stop settling for less than perfect vegetables. Put the livelihood of your precious veggies in the hands of Green As It Gets and Pro-Gro 365 and finally start achieving better results.

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