Monday, April 8, 2013
Plants need food just like people do. I fertilize all my plantings in the early spring. If I do it in the fall, I figure alot of the fertilizer, which I broadcast, will just run off. I attempt-- to spread it before alot of plants have come out of the ground- and I use organic fertilizer which doesn't burn so much as chemical fertilizer and allows me to consider that all the juice and jam that I make from my berries is "organic". I used 30 50 lb. bags of North Country Oraganic's fertilizer- mostly "Cheep-Cheep"which is mostly poultry manure. Naturally the day I pick to broadcast it out of buckets was very cold ( Ididn't sink into the soft ground) and very windy but it's now mostly done -except where I decided to wait untill daffodils come up in a field so I can see where they are.