How Much Release Fertilizer Do I Need

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If you’re an amateur gardener and you’ve been trying to develop a window-box allotment but have not yet gotten around to it, then you might want to give the traditional gardening method a try with some help from outdoor container gardening. Vegetable gardening can be really rewarding if you just learn about what works and what doesn’t. The more you know about your chosen plants, the more success you’ll have.

Two Varieties Of Fertilizers

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My question asker replied: “I actually asked this same question before, I am starting a window-box garden and I would like to know what is best to use in commercial mixes.” Well, I did a little research and found that there are two varieties of fertilizers you can buy from the grocery store: one is a slow release form and the other is a fast release type. I also read that slow release fertilizers work better for certain plants. With this information, I’m going to recommend using a slow release fertilizer for your window-box garden.

So, I asked: “I am starting a window-box garden and I would like to know what is best to use in commercial mixes.” Again, I did some research and found that one of the best fertilizers on the market today is called Green Sustaining Blend. It comes in a 6-pound spray can, so it’s easy to use. And the other helpful gardening supply I found was an illustrated version of the famous “photographed” gardening book by Earl Nightingale. (The illustrated version is included at the end of this article.)

Mix Of Commercial Fertilizers

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The recommended vegetable garden supplies for a window-box allotment is a mix of commercial fertilizers. This would include one pound of nitrogen per pound of soil. The recommended amounts for the other nutrients needed are: phosphoric acid, sulfur, and potash.

Another excellent gardening supply to get for your window-box allotment is a first-rate starter soil mix. My favorite is called Bonsai soil. It’s all-natural, contains no toxic chemicals, and is a perfect mix for beginners. It’s sold in 50-gram bags at nurseries, garden stores, and online.

Window-box Compost

My favorite tip for making the most of your window-box allotment is a window-box compost. If you’ve been keeping up with your window-box allotment Penelope, then you already know that they enjoy lots of green growth. But if you haven’t, then you need to start digging that up. Start your compost in your kitchen garden. Your vegetable plants will love you for it.

If you’re looking for a really efficient way to make the most of your garden space, try a great multi-purpose trellis system. You can either buy one or make one, and place it anywhere that seems appropriate. I prefer to put mine in the center of my window boxes, because when the soil’s ready for planting, I just pull the trellis up. It works like magic!

Bottom Line

The question asker replied, “I would use about one cup of each release fertilizer each week.” The question asker also replied, “And I would use four cups of the same release fertilizer every four weeks.” Now, the question asked is obviously not an expert gardener like myself. I would never assume or think that anything in any book or publication is going to be 100% accurate. But, if these two books were used as my guide to growing tomato plants, I would definitely take the advice of the Boursnell and Penelope books. There is a way for them to be correct, but there is also a better way, and that is to follow the directions.

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