Carol F. – North Carolina

We are rather new to vegetable gardening. We planted lettuce, corn, tomatoes and squash from seeds a few weeks ago. We already had strawberries and onions growing. We understand now that it would have been optimal to have fertilized the soil before we planted the seeds, but since we did not, what would you recommend for the young seedlings? It looks like the dry mixes say to mix them with soil, but how do we do that when the young plants are already growing?

Carol F. – North Carolina

Welcome to vegetable gardening! No worries you can still gently scratch into the soil base of seedlings or you can top dress  1 1/3 cups per 10 sq feet of growing area and cover with compost, soil or mulch. Be sure to check our our Learning Center on our website and our video library!