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CathyM

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A question about fertilizer for plants that don't need much
« on: September 07, 2022, 06:24:45 pm »
I'm reading that okra, peas and nasturtiums (to name a few) perform better in poor soil, that the more nutrients they get, they just produce leafy growth and scant harvest/flowers.  Should the fertilizer for these be reduced?  If so, any idea how much to use? 

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Re: A question about fertilizer for plants that don't need much
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2022, 05:03:23 pm »
Okra and pears grow and produce just fine with the normal fertilizer recommendations. Nasturtiums don't grow very well due to the consistent root zone moisture characteristics of the EarthBox system.
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Re: A question about fertilizer for plants that don't need much
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2022, 09:04:58 am »
Thanks for responding, Gardendoc.

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Re: A question about fertilizer for plants that don't need much
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2022, 05:03:39 pm »
Here's my EarthBox okra from 2021
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Re: A question about fertilizer for plants that don't need much
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2022, 06:18:07 pm »
Fantastic!