Hello everyone! I hope you all don't mind continuing to help us out with our little garden. I can't recall where I got this information so I am checking here to see what you think.
I was told I should fertilize about 6 weeks after planting. Is this standard practice? I'm doing organic only, so should I use something like cottonseed meal or soybean meal? I added soybean meal to the soil ammendment we used when we planted everything about 2 weeks ago.
I was planning to cover the area around the plants with newspaper, then grass clippings, to keep moisture in and weeds
out, as I was advised here. But should I wait until after the fertilizer is applied? It doesn't make sense to cover everthing, then uncover it to fertilize, if I even need to add fertilizer.
I will say that lots of other people's plants are turning very yellow. I think they planted at least 2 weeks before we did. So maybe that's what will happen to our plants if we don't apply that second round of fertilizer. I just don't want all the time and effort to go to waste. The soil that we used was called fir mulch. It had chicken manure in it, but I don't remember what else was in there. Thanks!! ~Beth~