posted on May, 17 2008 @ 01:33 PM
If your fertilizer contains high amounts of phosphorus then your plants may sprout early, if you want vigorous growth you should dose them with
The 3 basic elements of fertilizers are N-P-K, That's Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Nirtogen produces the green growth, the basic stems and
leaves, your phosphorus and potassium help prodoce the fruits or beans in your case. Potassium will also help root crops like turnips and radishes.
Tomoatoes and other fruiting crops like them are heavy phosphorus users.
My suggestions are thus, take a standard soil, dig in horse manure, cow manure , chicken manure or standard home grown compost from your own waste.
This should not be adulterated with synthetic fertilizers. Dig it in a good two months before you plant any crops, try and get well rotted manure.
It's all a learning experience and it's good you started out, don't get discouraged.