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Fertilizing Your Garden in Spring
By Ellen Francis
Posted: 2022-03-20T12:49:32Z


 Espoma Holly-Tone – used for evergreens, rhodys, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas (or use Rose-tone on hydrangeas), blueberries, and day lilies. The espoma products are mostly organic and are applied twice per year. Holly-Tone early is applied in spring and late fall. (Not to be used on Arborvitaes or boxwood - they need Plant-Tone instead). Follow the instructions on the package for exact application/how much fertilizer to use for each type of plant (tree, shrub, or flowering plant). Video on how exactly to fertilize using Holly-Tone. https://youtu.be/i5Bb7ep36hU 


Espoma Plant-Tone for my flowers and foliage perennials (hostas, etc.)/Also use on Arborvitaes and boxwood. Early spring for Plant-Tone and then again in July. Follow the instructions on the package for exact application/how much fertilizer to use for each type of plant (tree, shrub, or flowering plant). Video on how to fertilize using Plant-Tone.  https://youtu.be/0_4iEOBVV-Y


Espoma Rose-tone for roses and flowering shrubs/For best flower production feed monthly through the growing season – often May through September. Individual Plants: Apply 1-1/4 cup around each plant and scratch into the top inch of soil. Video on how to fertilize using Rose-Tone. https://youtu.be/o1J0qMQEj-I


Osmacote (time released fertilizer) and Plant-Tone for potted plants. Early spring for Plant-Tone and then again in July. https://youtu.be/_6E61kGq-FY


Don’t fertilize sedums - they don’t like it!😠

 

My favorite product to use is “Organic Rev” - organic growth stimulant (this is not a fertilizer) enables plants to grow bigger and healthier by

helping the roots take up nutrients from the soil more efficiently. REV contains naturally occurring Carbon, Humic & Fulvic Acids and Microbials to condition your soil and invigorate your plants.


Organicrev.com         promo code: JILL10 (for 10% off coupon for your first order)

Video on seed starting with Organic Rev

https://youtu.be/lxPtAuL5yWs?list=TLGGI3StDP6u9a0xNDAzMjAyMg

 

Soaking seeds for 3 hours in a 50/50 REV to water solution has been proven to significantly increase both germination rate and time. Soak your soil in REV prior to planting to create a perfect microbial stew for your seeds to sprout in.

 

   


Blog  jill@journeywithjill.net

Gardener’s blog & podcast by Jill McSheehy with lots of gardening information, with an emphasis on vegetable gardening. Check it out!


Ellen Francis