It takes a huge amount of energy for a plant to produce fruit , veges , flowers or just simply to grow well.
So with the fab gift from Yates and he Rose and Flower natural feed I thought the best tips I can give about feedting fertilizing and making the most of it all was a good time.
So here goes tip 3 feed and fert
Plants are heavy feeders in the height of the season I feed weekly , using a few different ways of administering .
Watering can , soaking if still in pots , a mist spray and the attatch to the hose mixes, for things already planted and a few different things in a hole prior to planting .
I am a fan of seaweed base feeds , and neem ganuales but you may have seen the npk on plant foods and this needs to be some what ballanced as to much nitrogen will give lovely bushy plants , but not help at all when it comes to flowers , you need phosphorous for that.
But you must always water well first a plant that is suffering can instead be burnt rather than fed .
I also make my own concoctions using manure in an old never to be used again pillow case soake in a barrel with a tape on the front .
Comfry make a fantastic garden food tea but be warned it is stinky best not made close to seating areas , yours or your neighbours .
I also save the water from cooking vege and use in pots by the door , once cooled of course .
And to help your plants get the most out of the feed make sure your soil is able to hold moisture , this is where mulching really helps , and I love the no dig methods .
And our strawberries have come on thick and fast these guys especially need loads of water and weekly feeds .