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How Much Fertilizer Should I Use?

12 years ago

I'm new to container gardening and am looking for advice on how much fertilizer I should use.

I am currently growing tomatoes and peppers in ~7 gallon containers. I am using Miracle Grow tomato Food, it's 10:10:10 with some other nutrients too.

I was adding approx 1 teaspoon to a gallon of water each week, then just using regular water for a mid-week watering. Now that the plants are all producing pretty heavily I've upped the fertilizer to 1 teaspoon twice a week.

Is this too much or too little? How will I know if I'm using too much?

Frankly I have no idea what quantity of fertilizer I should use, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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