My garden consists of tomatoes, cukes, peppers, beets and squash. Recently I was at my local feed elevator and noticed the bags on the dock of commercial fertilizers, 10-10-10, 16-16-16 etc. I thought I'd try something different this year, rather than going the commercial route. My elevator also offers to me by the pound or 50# bag the following, bone, fish, blood, and kelp meal, as well as other assorted meals (alfalfa). My question to you folks who use these items, what would be a ratio of these meals I should put together for a general all around good fertilizer to use with the above mentioned plants? I realize some of these are faster acting than others. So for talking purposes, could I for example mix 1 unit of blood with 5 units of bone, to 10 units of kelp and 5 units of fish meal for a good general purpose fertilizer?? What would be an ideal combination?
Then for application, what would be a suggestion? Perhaps a small handful every couple of weeks around the base of the plant? Thank you in advance for your help and consideration.