heavy clay soil

liz masterson asked 12 years ago

What type of fertiliser should i use for my veg patch i have my own compost i don’t think that is enough though

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
You may well be right. Garden compost tends to lack potash and plants may grow very soft if large quantities are used.

The land in Meath is mostly a bit heavy but fertile.

You could spread about 50gm/squate metre of a general fertilizer, with the NPK ratio roughly 7-7-7, or a bit higher in potash, which is the K, at 0-10-20 if your compost is rich. Different products vary on Apply this a couple of weeks before sowing and rake it in.

If you feel growth is still not great, use it again in subsequent years and fertility will build up.

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