Now is the time to feed your garden
Late January into February is the best time to feed you plants with some Growmore fertilizer. The last of the heavy winter rains will wash the nutrients into the soil ready for the plants to use in the spring.
For general feeding, we recommend feeding with Growmore fertiliser once a year either spring or autumn approximately one handful per square metre of soil or surface area of a container or pot. Growmore can be watered in or will be washed in by the rain. Growmore is a granular fertilizer so will bounce off the plant’s leaves, as its spread and washing through weed sheeting and mulch layers around your plants.
Growmore is a low nitrate plant food which should not produce too much green growth but will add flower and fruit production. In cases where we wish to produce green growth for example when we prune down overgrown plants we normally feed with an additional feed of Miracle-Gro fertilizer in the spring which is a high nitrate feed producing lots of additional stems and leaf growth.
Ideally, after the initial feed, you need to feed your plants every 4 to 6 week from March until the end of October your plants need to be fed with liquid tomato feed which contains high levels of potash.
Some plants that require acidic soil conditions will require specialist feeds to help maintain the correct conditions in the soil.