Do you want to fertilize squash in Virginia, but don’t know when the best time to do so is?
Fertilizing squash is not as easy as it seems.
- Squash require a specific time to be fertilized and a particular amount of fertilization.
So if you fertilize them too early they will die and if you fertilize them too late you won’t get any fruit.
And if you fertilize too much you will “burn” your plant and if you don’t fertilize enough your squash plant won’t grow quickly and large enough to bear a high yield of fruit.
Today, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to fertilize squash in Virginia:
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When to Fertilize Squash in Virginia
There are two specific times you should fertilize your squash plants:
- You should immediately fertilize your squash plants with a 10-10-10 NPK balanced fertilizer mix. The fertilizer should either be mixed with the soil you are planting or in the hole before you transplant your squash into the ground. This will allow your plants to grow quicker and larger.
- The second round of fertilization should be applied just as your squash plant begins to grow fruit. You will want to still use a 10-10-10 balanced fertilizer mix. You will want to apply it to your soil and immediately water after. This will allow your squash plant to bear bigger and more fruit.
When NOT to Fertilize Squash in Virginia
There are certain times you should not fertilize your squash plant.
- Don’t fertilize seedlings that are less than 1 month old.
- Don’t fertilize squash plants without immediately watering them after.
- Don’t fertilize squash plants once they have ripened fruit on them.
- Don’t fertilize squash after the initial fertilization period or before fruit begins to grow on your plant.
How Much Fertilizer Should I Apply to My Squash Plants?
The amount of fertilization you apply will depend on the specific type of squash plant you have.
As a general rule you should:
- Always follow the instructions on your fertilizer package. Never apply more than the recommended amount.
- Apply the proper amount of fertilization around your squash plant and never directly on it or on its stem.
- Provide the same amount of fertilization each time you apply it so that your squash plant does not become shocked by too many or too few nutrients.
If you want to learn WHEN to Fertilize ANY Plant in Virginia, head over HERE and just type in the plant you want to fertilize.
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