Feeding Time

Our latest home in Worcestershire has a garden worth of a Chelsea Flower Show medal. I asked the green fingered owners how they got such blooming good blooms… the answer was feed them up.

Feeding your plants and soil will result in a gorgeous garden. Anything living in a container relies on you for its nutrients and therefore needs help. Fruit and vegetable crops obviously benefit, to become extra big and juicy, and established shrubs that look worse for wear are often lacking in essential nutrients.

For pots and crops, feed weekly. Liquid seaweed is my go-to product. Maxicrop is an organic brand with products including a general plant growth stimulant and a flower fertiliser. For shrubs, seaweed can be used as a foliar feed (applied to the leaves): it really seems to make a difference, particularly to evergreens.

Comfrey tea is the bee’s knees when it comes to fertilisers, but if your garden is small and you don’t fancy the pong, you can get it in pellet form to make a liquid feed. Of course, there are also perfectly good synthetic feeds on the market. The choice is wide, but the rule of regular feeds (weekly or fortnightly) still applies, as does switching to something with more potassium (in other words, tomato feed) when flowers appear. If this all seems too much like hard work, you can also use slow-release pellets in your pots.

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