What to feed veg ?
I have just started growing veg after a 15 year break but unlike last time when I only grew tomatoes , caugettes potatoes and a few runner beans and had my Dad to call on for his fountain of knowledge this time I am growing a huge variety and I am now feeling lost without Dad around.
I am now feeling totally lost .
I am feeding the caugettes and the tomatoes and Aubergines tomarite.
But what do i feed the leeks and onions and potatos that am growing for a first time in sacks.
I also have cabbages and pumpkins and celery and celariac and sprouts and brocolie and cauliflower and cucumbers and carrots and beetroot and peppers and sweetcorn and a few other bits and bobs .
Yes have probally jumped in at the deepend and should of taken it slower , but I have lost several relatives recently and I just feel closer to them in the veg patch.
What do I feed this lot and more importantly what should i avoid feeding .
Whats the dry way of making it Alan?
Hi Allan and thanks , I saw that episode , but what can I feed now, I think i would rather buy a liquid feed for simplicity.
I have seen on marshalls seperate brassica feed, onion feed ,pelleted manure , potato feed and so on do I need to buy a different feed for every plant or is there a make of feed that will do most veg and what are the exceptions.
Then they also have enhanced seaweed food, sulphate of potash, super phosphate , epsom salts. which do i need and which plants do i give this to.
My dad used to give me a bottle of tomorite and a bag of sprikle stuff stick tomorite on fruiting and other stuff else where easy but when i look on line its so complicated. It seems to be this likes acidity that alkalinity high nightrates low this high the other and my brain is exploding.
What can I buy to feed onions, brassicas , and spuds do i need different things or is there one thing that would suit all.
I will try the comfry and nettle stew but thats for next year.
Verdun thanks for that
Can I use fish blood and bone on all my veg ?
great food Alan4711
Cheers Alan, I just made a batch the wet method today, next time i might try your way.
I know I had the best of marrows one year by digging a trench and filling it with nettle tops and then putting the clay back on top over them. I then later planted the marrow plants on top. I did the same with grass cutting and old pine needles on and around the pumpkins and they seemed to have done well but I am sure it was luck that I didn't burn the roots of these plants from what I used as in fresh cuttings? But it is a lot of work for what it is worth.
Old Manure can be the best of all I believe and seaweed is suppose to be best burried as they say the iodine in seaweed as it rots goes off into the air if left uncovered, I don't know if that is true or not but some say it is? I know wood ash is great for trees, so I think it would be good for everything else also?
But I am a person who uses a little magnesium sulphate and potassium sulphate in my garden when watering but at the same time my soil is full of lime and I haven't a clue about its ph but it seems to help. But I do more experimenting in my garden than I should but it keeps me busy...
Magnesium , potassium i read these words all the time this plant needs magnesium that needs potassium but no one ever says this food is good for x veg as it has magnesium or potassium. I think this is where my confusion started and my brain went blank whilst my eyes glazed over.