Vegetable Garden: Phosphorus and Potassium Applications

CSU Extension Master Gardeners Notes 711 explains when Phosphorus and Potassium application are needed. Continue reading for details.   A soil test is the best method to determine the need for phosphate and potash. With a fertilizer containing nitrogen and phosphate and/or potash, the application rate is always based on the nitrogen percentage because nitrogen…

Vegetable Garden: Starter Fertilizers

Why should you use starters fertilizer in your vegetable garden? CSU Extension Master Gardeners Notes 711 explains why.   In setting out transplants, starter solutions often promote early growth. Because transplants have been hardened-off (growth slowed to prepare the plant for movement to the exposed, windy, outdoor environment), the nitrogen in the starter solution gives…

Vegetable Garden: Soil Compaction

Learn more about soil compaction and its effects on yor vegetable garden. We thank CSU Extension Master Gardeners Notes 711 for this valuable information.   On clayey soils, soil compaction is a common problem limiting crop growth potential. Soils are typically compacted in the construction process. Walking on wet soils, cultivating wet soils, and the…