Using Fertilizer on Sandy Loam Soil

Would triple 13 fertilizer be good to use in sandy loam soil for a vegetable garden?

Hardiness Zone: 9a

By Beckie from Buna, TX



June 4, 20100 found this helpful

Some nurseries sell triple phosphate (just P). If you are not 100% organic gardener, any balanced all purpose fertilizer (10-10-10 or 13-13-13) should be fine.

As far as the plants are concerned, fertilizer is fertilizer. Organic in this case is just an environmental issue.

Wood ash is also a good source of Potash(K). K is vey stable and sticks to soil. N is water soluble and will leech out quickly unless the soil is rich in organic matter. P is semi stable.

Good luck.

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