Fertilizing raised garden beds
I enjoy growing vegetables in raised garden beds by my home in Fennville. I'm wondering what might be some of the best ways to fertilize these 4 x 4 and 4 x 8 garden plots to keep them producing well. I'm considering bone meal or blood meal. What might you suggest?
Allegan County Michigan
I'm assuming these raised beds are used since you love to grow vegetables. Therefore, I'd recommend a soil test before adding amendments. Blood meal and bone meal are different; blood meal provides nitrogen and bone meal provides phosphorus. A soil test will determine what if anything needs to be added to the soil.
A link to the MSU Soil Testing site is located in the following article:
Here's another link from MSU Smart Gardening describing soil needed for vegetable gardens:
Thank you Mary - looking forward to Spring getting here and working on the beds and garden.
Saw my first robin - that's a good sign! Enjoy!