Espoma Garden Tone

Espoma Garden-tone is a slow-release, organic plant food that can be used to add nutrients and beneficial microbes to the soil to improve soil quality and provide nutrition for vegetables and herbs. It’s suitable for use on warm and cool-season vegetables.

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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

 Available Sizes:

 Espoma Garden-tone 18 Lb Bag

This 18 pound bag of Garden Tone is just enough for a small- to mid-sized garden! While Garden-tone comes in a variety of smaller and larger sizes, this is the most popular. Keep in a cool, dry place for storage.

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