What can be fertilized with nitroammophos: how the miracle fertilizer works

Alina MilsentLifestyle
Rules for fertilizing plants in the garden. Source: Created with the help of AI

Regular fertilizing is the key to a bountiful harvest. A universal mineral fertilizer containing nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus will come in handy. Nitroammophoska should be applied during the growing season, and the following conditions must be met: avoid direct contact with the roots of the plant and apply the fertilizer only to pre-moistened soil.

Nitroammophos is suitable for most plants and is used to fertilize vegetables, fruits, flowers, ornamental shrubs, and trees. OBOZ.UA tells you how and when to use the fertilizer correctly.

What are the benefits of nitroammophos

Nitroammophos promotes the rapid development of plants and can be used both in dry form and in solutions.

The fertilizer has many advantages:

  • It neutralizes acidity, which has a direct impact on plant growth and development;
  • Since it contains potassium, the fertilizer is quite versatile and can be used for almost all crops in the garden;
  • Nitroammophoska improves root system nutrition;
  • fertilization prevents leaching of organic matter from the soil.

Experts say that with the right application rates, nitroammophos can increase yields by 70%.

What crops is the fertilizer suitable for

Nitroammophoska is suitable for a wide range of garden and horticultural crops, including:

  • Vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, root vegetables (carrots, beets, radishes), zucchini onions, garlic, herbs, and others;
  • Fruit trees, bushes, berries: apple trees, pears, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries, plums, apricots, peaches;
  • Flowers: annual and perennial flowers, roses, peonies, lilies, dahlias, gladioli, etc;
  • Ornamental shrubs: lilacs, spirea, hydrangea, thuja, juniper, barberry, etc;
  • Trees: birch, oak, maple, linden, chestnut and others.

How to apply the fertilizer

The specifics of using nitroammophos depend on the type of crops you will be fertilizing. First of all, you should read the manufacturer's recommendations. Do not apply fertilizer during flowering and fruiting.

For dry application, nitroammophos in the amount of 20-50 g per square meter should be evenly applied to the soil to a depth of 5-10 cm. The granules can be immersed manually or by digging up the bed. Be sure to water the area abundantly after fertilizing.

Liquid fertilizers are prepared at the rate of 1 tablespoon of preparation per 10 liters of water. The solution should be poured evenly on the bed while avoiding getting fertilizer on the leaves and stems of plants.

Is nitroammophos compatible with other fertilizers

In general, nitroammophos is compatible with other fertilizers, but you should be careful. If you mix nitroammophos with alkaline fertilizers such as ash, lime, and dolomite flour, there is a risk of nitrogen evaporation in the form of ammonia gas.

If nitroammophos is mixed with concentrated solutions of micronutrient fertilizers, there is a risk of burns to plants.

Nitroammophoska can cause skin and mucous membrane irritation, so take precautions before use. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Make sure to wear protective gloves, goggles, and a respirator.

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