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Old March 26, 2017   #1
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Default What fert to use on Lettuce, Radish..

Spinach, Beets, and Carrots?

I never really use any before but wanted to try something out this season.

Was thinking just Fish Emulsion to start.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Old March 26, 2017   #2
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The only info I can share is that one year my carrots were really hairy and I was told that it was from too much nitrogen- I have no idea if that was true or not!
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Old March 27, 2017   #3
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I don't really feed my carrots, they just get run off from neighboring tomatoes. Radishes as long as your soil is half decent probably shouldn't get fertilizer--you'll run the risk of getting all greens and little bulbs.

As far as lettuce and spinach, they definitely like a lot of nitrogen! I use higher N organics or Miracle Gro.

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I just had a soil test done and my organic garden is very high (too high actually) in all nutrients so I do not need to add anything at all except maybe some supplemental nitrogen to the tomatoes and corn. Everything else is fine with no added fert.

It is a fallacy that we need to be adding fertilizer every year.
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I just had a soil test done and my organic garden is very high (too high actually) in all nutrients so I do not need to add anything at all except maybe some supplemental nitrogen to the tomatoes and corn. Everything else is fine with no added fert.

It is a fallacy that we need to be adding fertilizer every year.

This is wrong most people dont use enough fertilizer and should use more.

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