Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fertilizer Needs of Vegetables

                                       Beans don't need fertilizer
Not all vegetables require a lot of fertilizer.   There are some vegetables that can be grown in the least fertile part of your garden (where you've yet to put down compost), and can have a less heavy application of fertilizer. 

Here is information on the amount of fertilization needed by some vegetables.  I extracted this information from this article by Steve Solomon in Mother Earth News.

Low-demand Vegetables
Arugula, beans, beets, carrots, chicory, collard greens, endive, escarole, fava beans, herbs (most kinds), kale, parsnip, peas, Swiss chard

Medium-demand Vegetables
Artichoke, basil, cilantro, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, lettuce, okra, peppers (small-fruited), potatoes, pumpkin, radish, rutabaga, scallions, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini

High-demand Vegetables
Asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe/honeydew, cauliflower, celery/celeriac, kohlrabi, leeks, onions, peppers (large-fruited), spinach, turnips

Click here for all of the fertilzer information on my website.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Laura~~ This looks interesting. I'm surprised asparagus is on the high demand list though. It's been a very low demand veggie for me. It's the only way I would grow it. :)