It is true that the tomatoes are leggy and the peppers not a deep dark green as they should be. They seem to be telling me that they are in short supply of something–and probably on or all of N, P and K.
I have a long list of excuses–and some reasons–why our garden is anemic this year. But I’ll save the whining and move right to one possible partial solution.
For the P, I recommend pee.
I still have the Starbucks cappuccino bottle on the working shelf in the garden shed but have not used it thus far. I’m about the correct that oversight.
The bottle is marked at the 6 ounce level (measured to volume in a measuring cup and marked with a permanent marker.)
Six ounces in a full gallon (128 ounces) milk jug comes out just about perfect for the recommended 20-to-1 ratio.
Peecycling may help ward off the phosphorus crisis that may make the US more dangerously dependent for this mineral than we have been for oil.