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Sidedressing

Apply additional fertilizer along the row 4 to 6 inches from the base of the plants when the plants are established. This additional fertilizer or sidedressing is usually in the form of additional nitrogen.

When to sidedress: 
BeansAt 3- to 4-leaf stage
Bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoesAfter first fruit set
Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower3 weeks after transplanting
CornWhen 8 inches high
Cucumbers, watermelonWhen vines begin to run
Mustard, turnips, collardsWhen plants are about 1/3 grown
OkraAfter first pods are harvested
OnionsWhen tops are 6 inches high
SquashWhen plants are 8 to 10 inches tall
Information gathered from Alabama Cooperative Extension System

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