## Is 10 10 10 fertilizer good for tomatoes and peppers?

Choosing Fertilizers Based On Plant Needs When the tomato starts to set fruit, it needs less nitrogen and more phosphorus. Now, a 10-10-10 fertilizer is inappropriate. At that point, tomatoes need calcium and magnesium to support fruit development.

## What is the best fertilizer to use on a vegetable garden?

Most gardeners should use a complete fertilizer with twice as much phosphorus as nitrogen or potassium. An example would be 10-20-10 or 12-24-12. These fertilizers usually are easy to find. Some soils contain enough potassium for good plant growth and don’t need more.

**How do I apply 10-10-10 fertilizer to my garden?**

Apply the 10-10-10 slow-release fertilizer at a rate of 10 pounds per 1,000 square feet of lawn to provide the lawn with 1 pound of nitrogen. Do not exceed this rate. Position a fertilizer spreader over a sidewalk, driveway or other hard surface. Calibrate the spreader to the release rate.

### What kind of fertilizer do cucumbers need?

Nutrient Requirements Cucumbers have similar growing needs to most other garden vegetables, and they prefer a fertilizer with less nitrogen than phosphorus or potassium (often called potash by gardeners).

### Should I fertilize my vegetable garden?

Vegetables growing in porous, well-drained soil should be fed frequently. Usually a balanced fertilizer is applied every three to four weeks throughout the growing season. Don’t stop applications when fruit appears—continue to apply fertilizer as needed to ensure continued production.

**How much fertilizer do I put on my vegetable garden?**

A common recommendation for vegetables is to apply 1 pound of a 10-10-10 fertilizer or 2 pounds of a 5-10-5 (or 5-10-10) fertilizer per 100 feet of row. The first number is the percentage by weight of nitrogen, the second the percentage by weight of phosphorus and the third number is the percentage by weight of potassium in the fertilizer product.

## How much fertilizer is in a bag of 10 20 10?

So, a 100-pound bag of 10-20-10 fertilizer contains 10 pounds of nitrogen, 20 pounds of phosphorus, and 10 pounds of potassium. This equals a total of 40 pounds of nutrients. The rest of the fertilizer, or 60 pounds in this example, is a carrier or filler such as sand, perlite, or rice hulls.

## What type of fertilizer should I use for my lawn?

Most gardeners should use a complete fertilizer with twice as much phosphorus as nitrogen or potassium. An example would be 10-20-10 or 12-24-12. These fertilizers usually are easy to find. Some soils contain enough potassium for good plant growth and don’t need more.

**How much fertilizer do you put in a 10×10 garden plot?**

If the garden soil has not been tested, use 2 to 3 pounds of fertilizer such as 10-20- 10 for every 100 square feet of garden area. A plot 10 x 10 feet (or 5 x 20 feet) would be 100 square feet (Fig. 3).