Generic Fertilizing Questions

After reading the Oregon State University brochure EC1503 Fertilizing Your Garden answer these questions in complete sentences in your journal/notebook.

  1. This publication discusses which three major factors of plant growth?
  2. What is the most effective way to improve soil structure?
  3. List the three key plant nutrients.
  4. For each nutrient, describe why it is important for the plant.
  5. What is pH?
  6. For each garden use list the best pH range: vegetable, lawns, blueberries, rhododendrons.
  7. What is the Washington State flower?
  8. Organic or chemical fertilizers - which form of nutrients can be more readily absorbed by plants?
  9. The fertilizer package reads 20 - 15 - 5. Explain what that means.
  10. Make three drawings showing the methods of how fertilizer can be applied. Label your drawings.