How to Use & When to Apply:
For garden beds, work into the top 4 inches of soil, using 4 pounds per 100 square feet, then water in. Apply once a month during the growing season.
For new flower and vegetable plants, mix 1 cup of Plant Tone into the soil used to backfill the planting hole of each plant. For established plants, sprinkle 1 cup onto the soil around each plant’s drip line and water in. Apply once a month during the growing season.
For trees and shrubs, use 1 cup for each foot of branch spread or diameter of plant and sprinkle around the drip line, then water in. Apply in spring and late fall.
For planting potted plants, mix 2 cups of Plant-tone into each cubic foot of soil. To feed established plants, sprinkle 1 teaspoon for each 3 inches of pot diameter and water after application. Apply monthly.
Pros to Using Espoma Plant-tone
- Convenience and economy of having just one food for all plants
- The well-balanced nutrients provide the right nutrients for foliage, flowers, and roots
- Organic fertilizer nourishes soil and plants without adding extra chemicals
- Fertilizing and adding organic matter to soil improves the quality of the soil, which in turn nourishes the plant
Cons to Using Espoma Plant-tone
- Plant-tone is a slow release fertilizer, not fast-acting like some liquid formulas
- More expensive than some other garden fertilizers