I have 3 Raised beds. 1 with beetroots and carrots, 1 with lettuce and
other salad leaves (mizuna, corn salad, rocket, oriental mustards) and 1
with corn and french beans.
I poured in loads of topsoil (40%) compost (60%) mix back in February.
My garden is now going great guns. However, I am not sure if I need to
add any fertilizer to any of it at any point, and if so…what?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
What kind of compost? Normally, you should have 5 - 10% organic material
in the soil as the soil organisms will tie up nitrogen in breaking down
the carbon rich organic material, BUT since it doesn't seem to be a
problem for you, leave it alone. If you used composted manure, you may
need to add more organic material EVENTUALLY, but not until you have
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
The corn might be happier if given a side dressing of fertilizer (balanced,
or possibly heaviest on the N), just before the tassels appear, or certainly
before they shoot up. My personal preference is for organic fertilizers.
I normally don't add fertilizer to anything other than corn during the
Pat in Plymouth MI
"Vegetables are like bombs packed tight with all kinds of important
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