Which fertilizer is better


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Old 09-21-22, 07:28 PM
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Which fertilizer is better

There are some fertilizers which are available in powder form that need to be dissolved in water and applied; some comes in liquid form;, ; and there is another which comes in granules that need to be applied directly to soil and then water to activate .

The label says, the liquid ones (including one that need to be dissolved) need to be reapplied every 14 days or so and the granules (shake and feed) works for 3 months

Question is, which of these fertilizers is best for getting bountiful veges ?
 
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Old 09-21-22, 10:17 PM
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not sure one is really better than the other most fertilizers work ok as long as you follow the directions and use it, the slow release granules is commonly used and has the advantage of no mixing with water and having to apply it much less often which could be less work and time spent, but they all are most likely capable of producing well.
 
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Old 09-22-22, 01:11 AM
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The best one is the one that accomplishes the desired results at the lowest cost but it's the individual user who decides what that is!
 
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Old 09-22-22, 02:51 AM
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Take a look at the NPK ratios. A soil test showing what amendments are needed would also be helpful.
 
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Old 09-22-22, 05:19 AM
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You are comparing apples to oranges. Both are fruit but different. One is fertilizer available now while the other is probably a time release. Neither is "better". It just depends on what you want to do.
 
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Old 09-22-22, 08:35 PM
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Based on all responses, looks like a combination is best ... use granules when preparing soil and use the liquid as the plants are established.
I actually got a great deal on fertilizers -- $1 a pack (regular around $15) and bought quite a few packs of both types .. will probably last at least 3-4 years
 
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Old 09-23-22, 06:22 AM
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Well, You don't always want to use granules when "preparing soil". The nutrients will start releasing when the soil gets wet. So, if planting seeds many of the nutrients can leach out of the soil before the plant gets big enough to reach them. Or, depending on the watering, the nutrients will be released and just sit there creating an area that could be dangerously high in nutrients.
 
 

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