Espoma Plant Tone

Espoma Plant-tone is a slow-release, organic, all-purpose plant food that can be used to add nutrients and beneficial microbes to the soil to improve soil quality and provide nutrition for flowers, vegetables, trees, and shrubs.

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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

Available Sizes:

Espoma Plant Tone 4-pound bag

The 4-pound bag is just the right size for a small yard or patio garden.

Espoma Plant Tone 18-pound bag

This 18-pound bag of Plant-tone is a suitable size for a small to mid-sized garden. Plant-tone comes in a variety of smaller and larger sizes, but this is the most popular. Store in a cool, dry place.

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Hello and welcome! I'm Matt and I started Mid Atlantic Gardening to help gardeners in the Mid Atlantic (and beyond!) with their lawn and garden problems and issues.

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