The perfect vegetable garden-Fertilizing your plants-Side dressing

So maybe not so perfect, but it is nice to dream.
You have done everything right. You are a month into the growing season and most all your vegetable plants look great. As the plants grow larger more food will help keep them strong and healthy. Some vegetable plants require more food than others. Be careful though not to over fertilize- a little less is better than to much. I have listed below what I go by for side dressing each vegetable plant. Along with some gardening tips on how to apply the fertilizer.
Work the fertilizer in around the plant. Mainly what you want to do is cover it enough so when you water or when it rains it doesn’t splash up burning the plant.

Tomatoes
1 to 2 tablespoons fertilizer 10-10-10 or equivalent for each plant.
Apply when you see the first blossoms start to appear.
If the leaves start to turn a yellowish color-this could be a sign of not enough nitrogen.

Corn
It’s a good idea to side dress the corn a couple of times during the season.
Once when it is about knee high and then again when it starts to tassel and form silk on the stalks.
1 tablespoons fertilizer 10-10-10 or equivalent for each plant or about 3 cups per 25 foot row.

Zucchini Squash
Side-Dress when they start to blossom
1 to 2 tablespoons fertilizer 10-10-10 or equivalent for each plant.

Beans
Don’t usually require any.

Potatoes
Side dress potatoes just before you hill them. That way the soil from hilling will cover the fertilizer.
1 tablespoons fertilizer 10-10-10 or equivalent for each plant or about 3 cups per 25 foot row.

Broccoli
Apply the side dressing when the head starts to form.
1 to 2 tablespoons fertilizer 10-10-10 or equivalent for each plant.

Cauliflower
When the plants are good size just before they start to head.
1 to 2 tablespoons fertilizer 10-10-10 or equivalent for each plant.

Cabbage
Side-Dress just before the head starts to form.
1 to 2 tablespoons fertilizer 10-10-10 or equivalent for each plant.

Brussels
Side dress when sprouts start to form.
1 to 2 tablespoons fertilizer 10-10-10 or equivalent for each plant.

Vine crops-melons, winter squash, pumpkins and cucumbers. Side Dress the plants just before they start to run.
1 to 2 tablespoons fertilizer 10-10-10 or equivalent for each plant.

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