Am I overdoing it?

Hi All,
The guy that gave me the free eggplant, sold me a squirt bottle of organic fertilizer. Said his customers had great success with it. (Plus he gave me a free $30 eggplant.) Six squirts per gallon. Apply once a week.
Well now, my pump bottle is one gallon. It has cayenne pepper and dish soap in it for my battle with the accursed earwigs. So I added six squirts of the stuff to the devils brew. I squirt it around and all over my plants. Basically where ever earwigs could cause damage.
Question: am I overdoing the fertilizer. Maybe cut back to two squirts per gallon?
Many thanks, -T
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T wrote:

i dunno. i rarely fertilize any growing plant other than once in a while spreading chopped alfalfa&birdsfoot trefoil on the surface for the worms to chomp on.
in a really poor soil situation i would go by observation, but the initial planting is when i usually amend the area for the expected needs for the season. using worms and worm composted stuff under the planting then i don't disturb it the rest of the growing season unless there's a need and as of yet i haven't had any need. weeding i try to disturb the veggies as little as possible and if it is dry enough out i'll leave the weeds on top to dry out in the sun and heat so the worms can eventually feed off them too. if the garden has mulch i'll leave the weeds on top of the mulch. most of the veggie gardens here are not mulched we usually get enough rain. this year has been unusual so far.
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