fertilizing corn, muskmelon, & watermelon
Finally, some rain!! Most of it has been going around us lately. It sure has helped.
Been killing time reading through a number of these forums looking for answers, but just creating more questions...
I've searched the logical forums for these and not found answers. Or the answers I found just created more questions.
First batch of sweet corn is about waste high. Is it too late to side dress it? If I understand what I'm reading, it needs extra Nitrogen? Would grass clippings work, or do they take away the nitrogen as they break down? How about dried manure? If I can do it with what I have around, it's cheaper.
The Watermelon (Bush Sugar Baby) and muskemelon (Honey Bun Hybrid) planted in topsoil/composted manure mixture are really taking off and looking good. (The watermelon planted in pile of last year's wood chips aren't flourishing, though--hey-you don't know if you don't try...) When do I need to fertilize these and with what?
I've never used fertilizer before other than Millorganite that was given to me. (I think that's what it's called. I'm too lazy to go out to the shed to look)
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.