Vegetable Application Rates

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Quick Tips

  • Research shows Milorganite produces bigger & better tomatoes
  • Fertilizing nurtures the soil and helps produce more veggies
  • 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 4 ½ lbs per 50 sq ft or 1/2 cup per plant
Mix into soil to rooting depth.
Halfway through growing season 4 ½ lbs per 50 sq ft or 1/2 cup per plant
Work into soil, between planted rows, to revitalize your vegetables.
*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.  For more tips on growing great tomatoes.  

Herb Gardens

Most herbs are considered to be “light-feeders”, they do not require much fertilizer.  Milorganite’s slow release, salt free formula is ideal for herb gardening.  Apply every six to eight weeks. For best performance gently work Milorganite into top "1 of soil. 


Plant your seeds to ½ inch depth in well-tilled soil.  Apply fertilizer at a rate of 4.5 lbs per 50 sq ft.  After seedlings germinate, conserve moisture and prevent weed growth by mulching.  Fertilize again at flowering.

Root Crops

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

Other Crops

Add 2-3" of organic matter to your soil.  Plant seeds at depths recommended by seed companies.  Apply fertilizer at a rate of 4.5 lbs. per 50 sq ft.  Lay down mulch around young plants to combat weeds and conserve water.  Fertilize again at flowering.