Best fertilizer ratio for fruiting

chillilover(Zone 6b)June 20, 2008

Hi, I read on here that a lot of people say to use 1/2 strengh miricle gro 15-30-15 to fertilize pepper plant every two weeks. For the best fruiting would it be best for me to use the miricle gro tomato fertilizer 18-18-21 since it has higher potassium?

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fiedlermeister(04/05)

Haven't used the tomato feed but have used the 1/2 strength 15-30-15 successfully for years. But not that frequency of application. I water them in with it and then only feed them a couple of more times during the season.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2008 at 1:35PM
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byron(4a/5b NH)

5-5-5 at plant out
0-10-10 at first blossom set and again at first fruit set

    Bookmark   June 21, 2008 at 8:26PM
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wyndell

Byron, where do you get 0-10-10? Is it Miracle grow?

Here is a link that might be useful: My Garden

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 12:22PM
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planetsagainstus

I too would like to know where to find 0-10-10 fertilizer. Please!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 2:33PM
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chillilover(Zone 6b)

I would also like to know.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 12:52AM
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fiedlermeister(04/05)

Peppers don't need a lot of fertilization and in my opinion don't need anything special to produce well. I have grown several hundred varieties over several years using 1/4 strength 15-30-15 a couple of time as seedlings, watering them into their final pots with 1/2 strength and the only a couple of feedings of 1/2 strength during the growing season.

These are the results

Here is a link that might be useful: Pbase

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 8:31AM
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tey157(8b)

fieldermeister, great looking plants.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 12:01PM
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