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How to Fertilize Brinjal plants - Vegetable gardening at home

Updated: Sep 17, 2021

  • Apply a balanced fertilizer like cattle compost twice during the growing season. 

  • Fertilizer to be applied through side dressing, a process of digging a 6-inch trench around each plant and applying a fertilizer to it to keep nutrients available to the plant on an as-needed basis.

  • Side dress again in about two to three weeks.

  • You can also fertilize your seedlings with vermicompost tea

  • As the fruit grows, it will need regular replenishment of nutrients in the soil.

  • A good-quality 10-20-20 fertilizer is used for this purpose, which contains twice as much phosphorus and potassium than nitrogen.

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