Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Light, Medium, and Heavy Feeders

Light Feeders (minimal fertilizer required)
Alfalfa, Beans, Clover, Carrot, Garlic, Leek, Mustard Greens, Onion, Peas, Peanut, Soybeans, Sweet Potato

Heavy Feeders (fertilize soil well before planting)
Amaranth, Asparagus, Beet, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce, Okra, Parsley, Pepper, Potato, Radish, Spinach, Strawberry, Sunflower, Wheat

Super Heavy Feeders (fertilize at least 2x)
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Corn, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Tomato, Watermelon, Squash


  1. If the three categories are "Light, Medium and Heavy Feeders" why when you specify the vegetables are the categorized as "Light, Heavy and Super Heavy?"

    1. How about no feeder, light feeder, medium feeder, heavy feeder, super feeder, crazy feeder?

  2. Hey Justin, nice sense of humor in last note...I found another site that claims beets are a "light feeder"...could you both be right re: different types of beets needing different levels of nutrients?
    thanks, "hellboy"

  3. Hey, h.b., that site may be right. In my observation, and I grow beets every season (for my chickens, mainly), I have never seen a beet grow yellow leaves or need anything extra. I can't claim to be an expert on multiple varietie, though. Perhaps you just get bigger beets if you are better fertilized, but it can get along well with less?