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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.