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Too much nitrogen

Too much nitrogen
Posted by Kip Shaw from CA/8 on 2002-06-16 14:39:47

We got a bit carried away when amending soil this year- the result being massive plant growth with small and rotting tomatoes, squash, and peppers. Anyone have suggestions about how reduce/balance nitrogen within this growing season? Would appreciate any advice- thanks!
  • Too much nitrogen?
    Posted by Kimm from 4a/5b-MI on 2002-06-19 07:38:53

    Adding something with a high carbon content might help balance this, but as Newt suggested a soil test is in order to find out for sure what is.
    The rotting fruits can have many causes, some related to nutrient imbalance.
  • too much nitrogen
    Posted by Newt from Maryland zone 7 on 2002-06-17 01:35:17

    Quoting Kip Shaw: ------------
    -We got a bit carried away when amending soil this year- the result being massive plant growth with small and rotting tomatoes, squash, and peppers. Anyone have suggestions about how reduce/balance nitrogen within this growing season? Would appreciate any advice- thanks!

    What did you ammend the soil with? How do you know for sure it's nitrogen? You might want to contact your local extension agent and maybe have a soil test done.

    Newt

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