How to Use & When to Apply:
For new vegetable plants, apply 3.5 pounds per 50 square feet and work into the top 4 to 5 inches of soil before planting; apply again 7 to 10 days after planting seedlings or transplants. Avoid contact with stems and foliage. Apply to established plants monthly.
For single plants, apply up to 1/3 cup per plant, depending on size and maturity. For rows, apply 1-1/3 cups along each side of a 5-foot row, or 10 pounds along each side of a 100-foot row, and thoroughly work into soil.
When possible, mix with organic matter such as compost, humus, or peat moss.
For herbs, apply only when planting, or after a large harvest. In the garden, work 1 tablespoon per plant into surrounding soil, away from stems and foliage.
For containers, prepare planting mix by thoroughly mixing 1 cup of Garden-tone into each cubic foot of potting soil. After a large harvest, work in 3/4 teaspoon per 4 inches of pot diameter into the soil at the outer edge of the pot.
Pros to Using Espoma Garden-tone
- Organic fertilizer nourishes soil and plants without creating chemical runoff
- Can be used on any vegetable or herb plant
- Can be used on ornamental plants
- Breaks down slowly, strengthening plants and providing more consistent nutrition
- Fertilizing and adding organic matter to soil improves the quality of the soil, which in turn nourishes the plant
Cons to Using Espoma Garden-tone
- Slightly more expensive than other fertilizers
- Large bags can be heavy!
- For best results, must be reapplied every season