Milorganite

Vegetable Application Rates


Quick Tips:

1. Research shows Milorganite produces greater yields than synthetic fertilizers
2. Fertilizing nurtures the soil and helps produce more veggies
3. Milorganite will NOT burn tender plants

Vegetable Gardens

Mix into the soil to rooting depth. For best yields of root crops (potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, turnips, etc.), also apply a supplemental fertilizer containing potassium.

 Application Rates
Prior to planting *5 lbs. per 100ft2 Rototill or work into soil with a hoe.
Halfway through growing season 5 lbs. per 100ft2 Rototill or work into soil with a hoe, between planted rows, to revitalize your garden.
**Don’t be afraid if you accidentally overapply.  Milorganite will not burn tender plants.
Conversion: 3 cups Milorganite = 1 pound

Growing Tomatoes

Plant tomatoes deeply and water well to get them started.  Put in stakes for support when branches begin to flower to keep fruit off the ground.  Fertilize again when the tomatoes flower.  Click here for more Tomato Tips.

Beans

Plant your seeds to ½ inch depth in well-tilled soil.  Apply fertilizer at a rate of 5 lbs. per 100 square feet.  After seedlings germinate, conserve moisture and prevent weed growth by mulching with grass clippings that do not contain pesticides.  Fertilize again at flowering.

Root Crops

Root crops tend to require high amounts of potassium for best yields and quality.  Contact your local nursery or retailer for advice on supplementing Milorganite with this nutrient.

Other Crops

Till the soil well.  Plant seeds at depths recommended by seed companies.  Apply fertilizer at a rate of 5 lbs. per 100 square feet.  Lay down mulch around young plants to combat weeds and conserve water.  Fertilize again at flowering.

Herb Gardens

Most herbs are considered to be “lite-feeders”, they do not require much fertilizer, but a shot or two during the growing season will do them a world of good.  Milorganite’s slow release, salt free formula is ideal for herb gardening whether you choose to grow them in a garden or in a container. Fertilize with Milorganite organic nitrogen fertilizer. The no-salt formula keeps troublesome salts from building up in your pots.

Fertilizing Herbs

Apply every six to eight weeks. For best performance gently work Milorganite one inch into the soil. Water plants as needed.

Container
Size
Milorganite
(Tablespoons)
5-Gallon 10 (2/3 cup)
2-Gallon 4
1-Gallon 2
½-Gallon 1
6-Inch ½
Conversion: 3 cups Milorganite = 1 pound