This is the time of year my garden needs all the help it can get, and since I have to water it frequently anyway, I've found that by useing Miracle Grow All Purpose Plant Food, I not only water my plants in the garden, I feed them at the same time !
I use the recommended dosage for outdoor use with the easy to use measuring spoon that comes with each package so that each and every gallon I mix is the same, and I always get the same great results ! A lot of the dry fertilizers that I have used over the years have a tendency to burn my plants because I am constantly putting too much around them, but Miracle Grow makes it so easy and simple to use on any of your outdoor plants, I can't see why anyone would ever want to use anything else.
The box comes with complete instructions of how much to use and how often you need to re-apply. Although I use the multi-purpose type, they make several different blends to meet your specific needs no matter what your growing needs demand ! I just know this is the best fertilizer I've ever used when it comes to my tomatoes, squash and cucumbers... I thought I might even try some on my watermelons this year, but I'll have to give you an update when I see the actual results. I'm sure I will get the same great results I get with all my vegetables... Healthy plants means healthy produce ! I highly recommend this product to anyone who loves to grow things... Everyone will be praising you for your green thumb as well...
Update On Aug 02, 2008: I used Miracle Grow Bloom Booster on my watermelon plants at the first sign of blooms, but it seems to have created some problems for me... Now my vines are taking over the garden and I have to figure out what to do with 400 watermelons !!! Miraculous !!!