Fertiliser for cabbage plants and potatoes

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Chris Downey asked 12 years ago

What is the best organic fertilizer to use for cabbage plants. Is chicken manure pellets ok for cabbage and what about the use of seaweed for potatoes. Whats best for carrots and parsnips?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The best organic fertilizer is well rotted farmyard manure. This should be applied to a portion of the vegetable garden each year, about a quarter or a fifth, before potatoes, followed by onions, peas and beans, then cabbage family and root crops such as carrots, parsnips.

Chicken manure will boost cabbage too much on heavy soil, but are fine on light soil. Seaweed should be regarded as a general tonic with minerals, a soil improver, as it does not contain much of the major elements. It is useful added to a compost heap.