I’m writing to ask about fertilizing plants that already have fruit on them. I’d like to give them fertilizer, but I realize that some might get on the fruit by accident in the process. Is it safe to just wash the peas carefully before eating? Do I need to wait a certain number of days after applying the fertilizer before harvesting, washing, and eating the peas? Would liquid fertilizer or fertilizer tea be better than the dry fertilizer in terms of getting fertilizer on the fruit? And what about lettuce or herbs – a little fertilizer is likely to get on the leaves.