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## What is the best fertilizer for growing vegetables?

Most gardeners should use **a complete fertilizer with twice as much phosphorus as nitrogen or potassium**. An example would be 10-20-10 or 12-24-12. These fertilizers usually are easy to find. Some soils contain enough potassium for good plant growth and don't need more.

## What is the best fertilizer numbers for vegetables?

The best fertilizers for vegetables are balanced fertilizers with an **NPK of 10-10-10 or 5-5-5**. Use 1 pound of fertilizer per 100 square feet of row or double the amount if you go for an NPK ratio of 5-5-5. Applying too much nitrogen will result in lots of foliage and vines but no fruit.

## What is the ratio of fertilizer to vegetables?

A common recommendation for vegetables is to apply **1 pound of a 10-10-10 fertilizer or 2 pounds of a 5-10-5 (or 5-10-10) fertilizer per 100 feet of row**.

## What is ideal NPK ratio?

According to the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI), the NPK ratio in the country has reached 6.5:2.9:1 in 2011-12. The ratio considered ideal stands at 4:2:1.