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How do these look?

Hi!

This is my first year attempting to grow vegetables in a raised bed.

I have attached a few photos. Top is Carmen Italian Pepper, middle is Husky Cherry Red Tomato, and bottom is Little Napoli Tomato. Do these look ok to you guys?

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They look good to me. That's how mine look after planting.
 
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Your first and last pictures look good but the one in the middle (husky?) has a nutrient deficiency. It can depend on your soil/water pH but I'm guessing a magnesium (leaves lighten but veins stay darker green) and maybe a nitrogen deficiency (overall light green color). Magnesium is easily remedied with magnesium sulfate (epsom salt). You can sprinkle it on the soil, dissolve it in when you water or you can do a foliar spray.
 
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I did a soil test. pH is fine. But P, K and N are almost non existent. What’s the best way and product to remedy this issue?
 
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What is fine?

You can use almost any kind of fertilizer. Organics tend to be more expensive and less powerful (their N,P,K numbers are small) but it is very difficult to over fertilize. Chemical fertilizers are less expensive and more powerful (bigger N,P,K numbers) and easier to burn the plants, but don't let that scare you. It's still hard to over fertilize.

My go to garden fertilizer early in the season is generic 10-10-10 from the local fertilizer plant but brand name products from a home center will do the same thing. There isn't much benefit to paying for a brand name unless you like their packaging. It's the nutrient numbers you are paying for. After your plants have some size and start to set buds then I switch to a fertilizer lower in nitrogen (small first number).
 
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