We have a large garden and I grow a variety of vegetables and soft fruit. We don't have a good crop of anything really - I throw a bit of growmore or blood fish and bone or chicken manure about the place but I don't understand the specifics of which fertiliser for which crop.
I keep chickens and put their droppings (including straw) and weeds in compost bins and put this on the garden.
Please can you give me a very simple explanation of which fertilisers to put on the garden for which crops - I seem unable to grown beetroot (nothing underneath) onions bolt or are small, potatoes are small, cabbages struggle and leeks are mediocre.
I am not a good gardener but am keen and want to be better - I have 2 raised beds made from sleepers and the rest of the garden is open ground.
I would be grateful for any suggestions please - I tried to look on line but for example found out that potoatoes want phospate, nitrogen, potash, magnesium, blood fish and bone and growmore!!! I know what growmore is and blood fish and bone but which fertiliser includes phospate etc I need simple advice please - thanking you in anticipation
- 5 Feb, 2011