Prepare soil for planting
Prepare soil for planting by incorporating compost and a
complete fertilizer high in phosphorus. Apply chemical
fertilizers just before planting. If manures are used, apply
them two weeks before planting and irrigate to leach
salts from the surface soil. Apply no more than 20 lbs. of
poultry manure or 50 lbs. of steer manure per 100 square feet.