Directions

  1. Find out what your garden needs before you apply fertilizer. Send a soil sample to a testing lab and ask them for organic recommendations. (See "Organic Soil Testing" on page 57 for labs that offer this service.)
  2. Put on die respirator {a more effective form of dust mask), gloves, and goggles, then place all the ingredients in the wheelbarrow or on the drop cloth and mix with the shovel.
  3. Before planting in spring, spread the fertilizer over the garden area—the amount

Store fertilizer in a dry place that's out of the sun, like a storage shed or garage. Keep it in a locked cabinet or other secure place so that it's out of reach of children and pets.

you II need to use depends on your soil test. (Wear gloves, goggles, and a respirator when you work.) Hoe or rake the fertilizer into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil.

Yield: 1 he equivalent of 15 pounds ol 5-10-10 commercial organic fertilizer

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