Fertilizer and pest control for veggies(In planters)


leyequois

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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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