parealtor313
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What Kind of Fertilizer to use in an Earth Box?

It's been a year or so since I attempted to grow something in my earth boxes and need some advice on what kind of fertilizer I need to use on top of the soil. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

grannygreenthumb
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Actually any well balanced granular fertilizer will work. I use a generic 13-13-13 in the band in my EB's with great results. I do find that a late season additional feeding also helps but I just use a liquid for that.

If you don't like the idea of synthetic fertilizers you can make your own with 1 part each of blood meal, bone meal, and greensand. It works ok but isn't as long lasting as the synthetics so will need to be replaced mid-season.

Enjoy your Earthboxes. Have you read all the online info on how to make your own? Less expensive and hold more water too. :wink:
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