Maximize your harvest by learning when and how to feed your vegetable plants
Most summer vegetables are heavy feeders, with corn and tomatoes being some of the most massive nitrogen consumers. Of course, growing healthy, vibrant, and great looking plants all starts with good soil. But even the best of soils can be depleted throughout a full growing season. Whether growing vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers, or flowers such as marigolds and petunias, all plants use nutrients in the soil to grow and flourish. To provide consistent nutrients for food-producing plants, add an organic fertilizer to the soil throughout the summer months.
Dr. Earth Tomato Vegetable and Herb Fertilizer is formulated to feed vegetable gardens, summer crops, container plantings, or native backyard soil. Use it during the initial planting of seeds, transplanting, and regularly during the summer months as a top dressing. Use Dr. Earth Tomato, Vegetable, and Herb Fertilizer and your vegetable garden will also benefit from the following:
» No synthetic chemicals, chicken manure, or toxic ingredients.
» A natural fertilizer that is handcrafted from feed grade ingredients. Enriched with organic nutrients found naturally in land plants, ocean plants, fish, fish bones, and mined minerals from the earth. This nutritionally balanced formula promotes very rich and healthy soil equipped to grow the most robust plants. Healthy soils produce the healthiest fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowering plants in your home and garden.
» Organic transparency; OMRI (Organic Material Review Institute), OIM (Organic Input Materials), CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers), and NOP (National Organic Program).
» Sustainably made in the U.S.A. through a collaboration of high-level environmentalists inspired to change the world positively.
During extreme heat or drought conditions, such as during the summer months in the northeast, nutrients in the soil become more challenging to access by the plants. The more plants grow and mature, the more they begin to use up those nutrients. And that is where providing a little natural boost of Dr. Earth Tomato Vegetable and Herb Fertilizer can make all the difference. The best part of fertilizing vegetable plants naturally is that the soil will become nutrient-rich—both in the short-term and long-term. The key to success is knowing how and when to feed vegetable plants to create the perfect balance of available nutrients.
How to apply Dr. Earth Tomato, Vegetable, and Herb Fertilizer
You will need to apply Dr. Earth Fertilizer directly to the top of the soil, then mix it into the ground using your gloved hand or a small garden trowel. Be careful not to disturb any plant roots. Each Dr. Earth package lists specific amounts to mix in per particular area of ground. You’ll also find instructions for using the fertilizer with container gardens. Each Dr. Earth Fertilizer package also includes a recipe for fertilizer tea to use with shrubs and larger plants. The fertilizer tea will be able to reach deep roots more effectively that the dry fertilizer can.
When to apply Dr. Earth Tomato, Vegetable, and Herb Fertilizer
For tomatoes, peppers and herbs, apply Dr. Earth Tomato, Vegetable, and Herb Fertilizer every two months throughout the growing season. For eggplant, corn, beans, cucumber, lettuce, and broccoli, apply every other month throughout the growing season. For carrots, onions, potatoes, and beets apply every two months throughout the growing season. Note: Do not feed carrots during mid-season.
Have any more questions? Visit Gasper today to speak with an associate. We are happy to assist you with all your garden needs.
Healthy soils produce the healthiest fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowering plants in your home and garden.