Table 5. Average Nutrient Requirements For Vegetables

Nutrients in Lb/A (Lb/1000 sq ft)

Nitrogen, NPhosphate, P2O5Potash, K2OSulfur, S
Asparagus11 (0.2)3 (0.06)6 (0.14)
Beans, dry 65 (1.5)200 (5)12 (0.4)
Beans, snap 18 (0.4)75 (1.7)
Beets 140 (3)14 (0.3)140 (3)
Broccoli60 (1.4)18 (0.4)48 (1.1)
Brussels sprouts96 (2)24 (0.6)112 (3)
Cabbage120 (3)84 (2)204 (5)19 (0.5)
Canteloupe56 (1.3)19 (0.5)88 (2)
Carrots143 (3)38 (0.9)239 (6)
Cauliflower63 (1.5)27 (0.6)54 (1.3)
Celery159 (4)105 (2)387 (9)
Collards40 (0.9)9 (0.2)50 (1.2)
Cucumbers42 (1.0)16 (0.4)60 (1.4)
Kale40 (0.9)15 (0.4)35 (0.8)
Lettuce85 (2)27 (0.6)136 (3)
Mustard greens40 (0.9)15 (0.4)35 (0.8)
Okra25 (0.6)10 (0.2)65 (1.5)
Onions91 (2)33 (0.8)104 (2)
Parsley24 (0.6)2 (0.15)24 (0.6)
Parsnips90 (2)46 (1.1)110 (3)
Peanuts 29 (0.7)108 (3)15 (0.4)
Peas 24 (0.6)62 (1.4)
Peppers24 (0.6)54 (1.3)38 (0.9)
Potatoes, sweet96 (2)31 (0.7)156 (4)12 (0.3)
Potatoes, white308 (7)80 (1.9)462 (11)28 (0.7)
Pumpkins60 (1.4)17 (0.4)70 (1.6)
Rutabagas40 (0.9)37 (0.9)131 (3)
Spinach60 (1.4)18 (0.4)72 (1.7)6 (0.4)
Squash72 (1.7)14 (0.3)99 (2)
Tomatoes152 (4)51 (1.2)285 (7)29 (0.7)
Turnips120 (3)27 (0.6)110 (3)
Average81 (1.9)31 (0.7)122 (3)17 (0.4)

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