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- v. Present participle of overfertilize.
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Ms. Coelho recommends something like "Celebrity," a mid-season stocky plant that's very productive and produces eight-ounce tomatoes but beware overfertilizing, of which my reader's plants seemed in some peril.
For example, Peter Vitousek, a Stanford ecologist said in an interview, "There's a great danger in doing something like, oh, overfertilizing a cornfield to boost biofuel consumption, where the carbon benefits are far outweighed by the nitrogen damage."
Avoid overfertilizing with nitrogen, but use a fertilizer slightly higher in phosphorus and potassium.
If you're also overfertilizing, as many people do, the runoff can carry nitrogen and phosphorus that pollute rivers and lakes.
It’s hard not to point out that a kid is overfertilizing a plant in our greenhouse, but I let them make those mistakes because I think there’s a value in them.