Fertilizer and pest control for veggies(In planters)


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I found a gardening store near home, but for some reason it was closed, I will check tomorrow and if not I will go to The Home depot to search for the liquid fertilizer and worm castings, that I was advised to use with my chili pepper in a planter

I checked in, ugh, Walmart, as I saw worm castings there but they had nothing today, what I did buy to test it out is something called nitro-tabs, which are some green round tabs that promise to feed plants for up to 6 months, and it says that after the first watering each micromodule(sic) will provide Nitrogen 25%, Phosphorus12%, Potassium 7%, Iron .1%, Sulfur .1% and Zinc .1%, do you know if these tablets are good(I imagine that being sold in Walmart means that it is something common all over the world, though I might be wrong

I was also told by a lady to put a clove of garlic in the same planter for pests(I was going to buy a pesticide but I'll wait for the gardening store for that), is this only a grandma advice with no truth or is it for real?
 
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I found a gardening store near home, but for some reason it was closed, I will check tomorrow and if not I will go to The Home depot to search for the liquid fertilizer and worm castings, that I was advised to use with my chili pepper in a planter

I checked in, ugh, Walmart, as I saw worm castings there but they had nothing today, what I did buy to test it out is something called nitro-tabs, which are some green round tabs that promise to feed plants for up to 6 months, and it says that after the first watering each micromodule(sic) will provide Nitrogen 25%, Phosphorus12%, Potassium 7%, Iron .1%, Sulfur .1% and Zinc .1%, do you know if these tablets are good(I imagine that being sold in Walmart means that it is something common all over the world, though I might be wrong

I was also told by a lady to put a clove of garlic in the same planter for pests(I was going to buy a pesticide but I'll wait for the gardening store for that), is this only a grandma advice with no truth or is it for real?
Save your money for organic fertilizer. You are growing vegetables, not hay. 25% nitrogen is ridiculous and not really good for vegetable plants. If a clove of garlic worked for keeping pests away don't you think that the insecticide companies would use it. Strong garlic spray works semi well on rose bushes for thrips and some insects in vegetable gardens but insecticides such as Spinosad work much much better.
 
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Does anybody know of a good organic fertilizer that doesn't contain animal products?
 
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Does anybody know of a good organic fertilizer that doesn't contain animal products?

Just look online. There are many plant based fertilizers out there. But beware of using a plant based animal feed as a fertilizer. Most times they have salt in them. Alfalfa is about the best plant based fertilizer.
 
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Does anybody know of a good organic fertilizer that doesn't contain animal products?
Comfrey. seaweed, nettles, dandelions, rock phosphate, epsom salts.
All are slightly different but will take care of practically all your needs between them.
If you don't want to stock a range, the first is the best.
I usually use a home-made comfrey & seaweed tea as my base fertiliser, adding a few other bits & bobs, mostly for organic matter, but which, like cattle manure, do contribute to the fertility of the soil.
I'm not a veganic gardener, but this may interest you:
Beginner’s Guide to Veganic Gardening (gentleworld.org)
 
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Also, I was wondering how meals (alfala, kelp, cottonseed, etc) are different from fertilizers. Meals also have NPKs as do fertilizers.
 
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Chuck (I think) has posted, elsewhere on this site, a list of NPKs which you may find useful.
Remember not to be too troubled by the outright values, as AVAILABILITY can make all the difference.
 
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Chuck (I think) has posted, elsewhere on this site, a list of NPKs which you may find useful.
Remember not to be too troubled by the outright values, as AVAILABILITY can make all the difference.
Do you know where, or how I can find it?
 
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