Feeding edible plants

When you are growing edible plants with very specific needs, the feeding program must be both well considered and balanced. In general, edible plants need particular nutrients at specific stages oi development, especially when producing fruit.
In spring, supply your edible plants with a base dressing that contains plenty of nitrogen and phosphorus. At the secondary stage of growth, the plants can be given a boost with a top dressing. Later, when the plant is producing fruit, for example, vim cm give it another extra boost of nutrients using a liquid Iced containing plenty of potassium. You can use an organic preparation, such as blackjack (sec opposite), or a propriety feed, such as a tomato fertilizer, a popular feed that is useful as ,i “pick-me-up” for all types of plants.
Composting straw
You can add straw to your existing compost heap, or allow it to rot down in a heap of its own. lb do this, make up a heap of straw in layers about 6 in. deep. As you add each layer, water it and sprinkle with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer mirabelle fruit. Over the next few months, periodically turn over the heap, turning in toward the middle. Alter this, the compost should be ready to add to the soil as a bulk Iced.
Foliar feeds
These liquid feeds are extremely usclul for adding a quick burst of nutrients when your plants are in full growth. Liquid feeds are usually easier to apply than granular fertilizers, and the plants often respond quite quickly to such treatment. Concentrated foliar feeds can be purchased in liquid or powder form and then diluted according to the specific manufacturer’s instructions.
Spray leaves in either the morning or evening, but not in full sun, as they may scorch. Most feeding will be needed prior to flowering or fruiting. The composition of feed will be determined accordingly: for example, fruiting plants need more potassium than flowers. Do not apply the feed during wet weather or when rain is forecast, as it may be washed away before it gets to work. You
can direct foliar feeds to areas of
the plant that need an extra boost.
Granular feed
Avoid touching foliage with Granular feeds, because they can scorch the plant.
Foliar feed (left) Apply foliar feeds directly to the leaves, paying special attention to any areas that look in particular need of help.

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