now, here is the important part.
feed the plants every time they are watered. yep, every time!!
we don't like to eat every 2-3 weeks and neither do the plants.
do not follow the directions on the package. way too much for one meal
most important: use 1/2 teaspoon to a 1 1/2 gallon watering can
and no more than that
the planters on the chain link fence are not very large. they are only 2 feet long and 4 inches wide but i stuff them with plant material in may and by frost they are usually touching the ground. when they need to be watered, i get water from the rain barrel and add 20-20-20