Part 4 of 5
Ways to apply fertilizer…
Spreading fertilizer (usually sprinkling by hand) over an area where plant roots will be growing, either before or after planting.
Applying fertilizer in a narrow band next to a line or furrow where seeds or seedlings will be planted.
Applying fertilizer around individual plants or along the sides of plants in a row, after plants have become established. Be careful not to pile fertilizer next to the stems.
A mixture of soluble fertilizer and water is sprayed on the foliage.
An excerpt from the article “Fertilizing Vegetables“, by Jon Traunfeld, Director HGIC, Extension Specialist, Fruits, and Vegetablescourtesy of the University of Maryland.