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This is an often-overlooked aspect of raising a garden. You consider all the aspects of making sure your lawn and trees are carefully fed, but do you really pay attention to the type of food needed to take care of your vegetables. Most vegetables require food. And if you don't give it to them, they're less likely to turn out as well as you'd like. You should get a quality fertilizer, particularly one made specially for vegetables. Read the instructions on the fertilizer thoroughly so you provide the proper dosage for your vegetables. You don't want to give them too much or too little food, or that could cause problems for you down the line. Here is a list of different vegetable plants and how to fertilize them for maximum results.

• Asparagus. Fertilize before they start growing in the spring and again after harvesting them.
• Beans. Fertilize while planting only.
• Beets. Fertilize while planting only.
• Broccoli. Fertilize three weeks after transplanting the vegetables.
• Cabbage. Fertilize three weeks after transplanting the vegetables.
• Carrots. Fertilize while planting only.
• Cauliflower. Fertilize three weeks after transplanting the vegetables.
• Cucumbers. Fertilize when they start to stand up.
• Eggplant. Fertilize when they start to bloom.
• Kale. Fertilize four weeks after you plant them.
• Lettuce. Fertilize while planting only.
• Muskmelon. Fertilize when they start to stand up.
• Onions. Fertilize twice, once at four weeks and once at six weeks after planting them.
• Peas. Fertilize while planting only.
• Peppers. Fertilize when the plants start to bloom.
• Potatoes. Fertilize right before they start to bloom.
• Spinach. Fertilize while planting only.
• Squash. Fertilize when they start to stand up.
• Tomatoes. Fertilize when they start to bloom.
• Turnips. Fertilize while planting only.
• Watermelon. Fertilize when they start to stand up.