5-1-1, fertilize or not?
I have this random fertilizer called Multicote. It is an "up to 8 month" fertilizer with a 9/3/6 ratio. Should i mix this in before potting? I also have MG Tomato 18/18/21 that I can use throughout if I do not fertilize now.
My mix is 5 parts fine redwood compost, 1 part potting soil (2/3 potting, 1/3 local), and 1.5 parts coarse Turface, because i messed up and spilled it when pooring.
The potting soil is Kellogg's Patio Plus. The redwood mulch is pretty darn fine compared to some pictures I've been seeing, with a lot of dust and small particles. I added a small amount more potting soil and redwood to make up for the 1.5 of Turface. I don't figure slightly too much turface will be a problem when I am aiming for hot weather tolerance.
On top of fertilizer, do I really need to worry about lime if my water is hard and has loads of calcium and other minerals?