A giant harvest: what to sprinkle on the soil before planting vegetables

Julia PeschanskayaLife
How to fertilize the soil

Farmers should apply fertilizers not only during the planting or fruiting of garden crops, but also after the harvest. It is necessary to fertilize the soil in time to fill it with nutrients for the next season.

OBOZREVATEL has found effective tips to help you do this. But different fertilizers have their own characteristics, so you need to choose the right fertilizer in the fall.


Table salt is often used to control weeds, but it is also a good fertilizer that will increase yields and repel slugs and moles. A lack of salt in the soil makes vegetables taste bland.

Follow the tips to keep the soil from being too salty. Sprinkle no more than a small handful of salt per square meter. Then water the area with water or apply this fertilizer after it rains.


Compost is best used in the spring before planting. It will make the soil loose and fill it with nutrients, which will have a positive effect on the harvest. Spread the fertilizer over the area and dig the soil to a depth of 5 cm. Apply compost 3-4 weeks before planting.

Mineral fertilizers

You can buy such fertilizers at any agricultural store or order them online. There are different types of mineral fertilizers: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash. Usually, the packaging indicates which vegetable crops they are suitable for, so follow the instructions.


Fresh humus is too concentrated for plants, so you need to wait a few years for the mass to decompose well.

Spread the humus evenly on the site, you can use a rake or other garden tools. For one square meter of land, 7-10 liters of fertilizer is enough.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you which plants in the garden should not be harvested for seeds, because it will not be useful next season.

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