Adding Fertilizer to an EarthBox

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Adding fertilizer to an EarthBox is great way to make your flowers bloom beautifully. See how to add fertilizer to an EarthBoxin this free video on gardening with an EarthBox. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb." Earth Box. We've been talking about different types of things you need to know about Earth Boxes. Fertilizer, now this happens to be all the fertilizer that you will need to put into your Earth Box and it comes ready to plant that way. Now, you can see we added enough soil to cover, we're going to come up just a little bit higher than this with the fertilizer, but I like to put the fertilizer right down in the center of the box. And, why? Because that's where all the roots and plants are going get all this fertilizer that they're going to need. Now, you want to kind of make it as even as you can and realize those roots will find this fertilizer and you want to make sure there's a good source of nitrogen, which is growth, phosphorous, which is for roots and flowering and potassium, which is going to help with overall strength in the plant. If you do that with a complete fertilizer, usually, I don't care if it's six, six, six, ten, ten, ten, this one happens to be a thirteen, two, seventeen, nitrogen, low phosphorous, high potassium, great fertilizer for many of your vegetables. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb."