Vermiculite Terralite

GRACE HORTICULTURAL

PRODUCTS W.R. Grace Co. 62 Whitmore Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140

LEONI'S POWER-O-PEAT Box 956

Gilbert MN 55741

MICHIGAN PEAT CO. P.O. Box 66388 Houston, TX 77006

SOURCES OF LIQUID FERTILIZERS

ASB GREEMWORLD LTD. Pointe Sapin, Kent C.O. Canada EOA 2A0

AGRO-K CORP 1401 ME Marshall St Minneapolis, MM 55413

AQUA 10 CORP P.O. Box 818 West Beaufort Rd. Beaufort, MC 2.8516

BIO CHEMICAL, R&D 210 Eye St Harlington, TX 78554

BLACK MAQIC PRODUCTS 8137 Elder Creed Rd. Sacramento, CA 95824

BOMIDE CHEMICAL CO., IMC. 2 Wurz Ave. Yorkville, MY 13495

BRAMDT CHEMICAL CO., IMC.

P.O. Box 277 Pleasant Plains, IL 62677

BRIT-TECH CORP P.O. Box 1130 Britt, IA 50423

H.D. CAMPBELL, CO. 238 M Main Rochelle, IL 61068

CLAREL LABORATORIES,

IMC. 513 Qrove Deerfield, IL 60015

CHACOM CHEMICAL CO. 2600 Yates Ave. City of Commerce, CA 90040

CHEVROM CHEMICAL CO. Ortho Consumer Products Div

575 Market St

San Francisco, CA 94105

CHIPMAM, IMC. 400 Jones Road Stoney Creek, Ont Canada L8G 3Z1

DEXOL IMDUSTRIES 1450 W. 228th St Torrance, CA 90501

THE FARMAM COMPAMIES, IMC.

301 W Osborn Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85002

QERMAIM'S, IMC. 4820 E. 50th St Los Angeles, CA 90058

GOOD EARTH ORGAN ICS

CORP. 5960 Broadway Lancaster, M.Y. 14086

GRACE HORTICULTURAL

PRODUCTS W.R, Grace Co. 62 Whittmore Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140

HETTICH MFG CO. P.O. Box 157 Dousman, W1 53118

HORTOPAPER GROWIMG

SYSTEMS 4111 M. Motel Dr. Suite 101 Fresno, CA 90711

HY-TROUS CORP. 3 Green St P.O. Box 299 Woodbum, MA 01801

LESCO, IMC. 20005 Lake Rd. Rocky River, OH 44116

H. LILLY, CHASE CO. 7737 M.E. Killingsworth Portland, OR 97218

MIMMTRALIA MFG IMC. P.O. Box 135 Garfield MM 56332

MACCO AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS MATIOMAL RESEARCH Sf CHEMICAL CO.

14439 S. Avalon Blvd. Gardena, CA 90248

PARROTT AGRO

IMDUSTRIES, IMC. 16 Sunnyside Ave. Stamford, CT 06902

PLAMT RESEARCH LABS P.O. Box 18498 Irvine, CA 92713

RA-PID-GRO CORP

575 Market St

San Francisco, CA 94105

RIMGER CORP 9959 Valley View Rd. Eden Prairie, MM 55344

ROSS DAM I ELS, IMC.

P.O. Box 66430

West Des Moines, LA 50265

SUDBURY LABORATORY, IMC.

6 October Hill Rd. Hilltop, MA 01746

WR RESEARCH

7 Commercial Blvd. Movato, CA 94947

Figure 2.17

SIDEDRESSING FERTILIZER — AMOUNTS AND TIMES

Oz per 10 ft.

row, Ammonium

Vegetable Crop

Nitrate 33-0-0

Time of Application

Asparagus

3 V?

Before growth begins in spring

Beans and peas

1'/2

After heavy bloom and set of pods

Beets, carrots, sweet potatoes,

None

Sidedressing of nitrogen not

watermelon

needed

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower

1'/2

Three weeks after transplanting

Cantaloupe, cucumber

IVa

One week after blossoming begins

Corn

1V?

When plants are 12-18 inches tall

Eggplant, peppers

1'/2

After the first fruit sets

Kale, mustard, spinach, turnip

1V2

Wnen plants are about a third

greens

grown

Lettuce, parsnips, turnips

1'/2

Two weeks after transplanting, four weeks after sowing seed

Onion (mature)

1'/2

One to two weeks after bulb formation

Potato

2'/2

After tuber formation starts

Tomato

1'/2

One to two weeks before first

tomato ripens tomato ripens

SOURCES OF DRY FERTILIZERS

ACME-BURGESS, IMC. Rt 83

Qraystake, IL 60030

ACME MFQ CO. P.O. Drawer Z Filier, ID 83328

AGRICHEM, IMC. P.O. Box 237 Ft Lupton, CO 80621

AMERICAN PELLETIZIMG CORP.

P.O. Box 3628 Des Moines, LA 50322

AMCO PRODUCTS P.O. Box 24343 Dayton, OH 45424

THE ANDERSON P.O. Box 119 Maumee, OH 43537

BANDINI FERTILIZER 4139 Bandini Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90023

BONIDE CHEMICAL CO., INC. 2 Wurz Ave. Yorkville, N.Y. 13495

BROWN GOLD SOIL CORP. 50 E. 25th SL Paterson, NJ 07514

H.D. CAMPBELL, CO. 402-410 Dewey Ave. Rochelle, IL 61066

CAREFREE GARDEN

PRODUCTS P.O. Box 27

West Chicago, IL 60185

CHEVRON CHEMICAL CO. Ortho Consumer Products Div.

575 Market SL

San Francisco, CA 94105

CHIPMAN, INC. 400 Jones Rd. Stoney Creek, Ont Canada L8Q 3Z1

DEXOL INDUSTRIES 1450 228 SL Torrance, CA 90501

DRAGON CHEMICAL CORP. P.O. Box 7311 Roanoke, VA 24019

ESPOMA CO. 6 Espoma Rd. Mllville, NJ 08332

GARFIELD-WILLIAMSON, INC.

1072 West Side Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07360

GROW FORCE FERTILIZER

  1. P.O. Box 3445 Bellevue, WA 98009
  2. H. HOFFMAN, INC. Landsville, PA 17538

INTERNATIONAL SPIKE, INC. P.O. Box 1750 Lexington, KY 40593

KAISER AGRICULTURAL

CHEMICALS P.O. Box 246 Savannah, GA 31402

LESCO, INC. 20005 Box 956 Rocky River, OH 44116

H. LILLY, CHASE CO. 7737 NE Killingsworth Portland, OR 97218

ROD MCLELLAN CO. 1450 El Camino Real S. San Francisco, CA 94080

NACCO AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS NATIONAL RESEARCH 6f CHEMICAL

14439 S. Avalon Blvd. Gardena, CA 90248

NUTRI-SOL CHEMICAL CO., INC.

P.O. Box 15124 Tampa, FL 33684

PARKER FERTILIZER CO.,

INC. P.O. Box 540 Sylacauga, AL 35150

PAX CO.

580 W. 13th SL

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

PLANTABBS CORP. P.O. Box 397 Timonium MD 21093

PRONTO PLANT FOOD, INC. P.O. Drawer V Wisner, LA 71378

RIGO CO. P.O. Box 89 Buckner, KY 40010

ROCKLAND CHEMICAL CO.,

INC. P.O. Box 809 W Caldwell NJ 07006

SCHULTZ CO. 11730 Northline Blvd. SL Louis, MO 63043

SEA-BORN, INC. 2000 Rockford Rd. Charles City, IA 50616

SIERRA CHEMICAL CO. 1001 Yosemlte Dr. Milpitas, CA 95035

TEX-GRO FERTILIZER CO. P.O. Box 1712 Pecos, TX 79772

USS AGRI-CHEMICALS DIV. P.O. Box 1685 Atlanta, GA 30321

Figure 2.18

Vegetables fall Into three categories with regard to their fertilizer requirements. If you have a large garden, you can group vegetables according to their requirements. This makes fertilizing easier.

VEGETABLE FERTILIZER REQUIREMENTS

HEAVY FEEDERS

MEDIUM FEEDERS

LIGHT FEEDERS

Artichoke

Asparagus

Beet

Cabbage

Beans

Carrots

Celery

Broccoli

Radishes

Onion

Cantaloupe

Rutabaga

Sweet potato

Cauliflower

Turnip

Tomato

Corn

Cucumber

Eggplant

Herbs

Kale

Mustard

Okra

Peas

Pumpkin

Rhubarb

Swiss Chard

Watermelon

Southern Peas

Beans and Peas help improve soil fertility. The bacteria living in the nodules on the roots of legumes take soil nitrogen in unusable forms and combine it with sugars from the legumes to produce ammonia, a nitrogen compound that plants can use. Legumes actually conserve and restore soil.

GARDEN RESOURCES, INC. P.O. Box 2537 Gamada Hills, CA 91344

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