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Garden Fertilizers
**please note that the information provided below is specific to Ohio (zone 5)

Questions? 
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  Dr. Earth LIFE All Purpose Fertilizer
  • A superior
  • Natural and organic
  • Same great pro-biotic formula with beneficial soil microbes and Mycorrihizae
  • Weatherproof bag or bucket with resealable lid
  • Easy to use homogenous pellets can be broadcast on top of soil
  • Fast, long-lasting results
  • Easy to use homogenous pellets can be broadcast on top of soil.

Dr. Earth All Purpose
  • A superior blend of fish bone meal, feather meal,
    alfalfa meal, mined potassium sulfate, phosphate, seaweed extract, and PRO-BIOTIC seven champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus Ecto and Endo Mycorrhizae.
  • Contains PRO-BIOTIC™ Seven Champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus ecto & endo Mycorrhizae.
  • Usable for all planting applications
  • Champion soil builder
  • Primary uses:  feed vegetables, all flowers, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and potted plants

 


Dr. Earth Tomato, Vegetable & Herb
  • A superior blend of fish bone meal, feather meal, kelp meal, alfalfa meal, soft rock phosphate, fish meal, mined potassium sulfate, humic acid, seaweed extract, PRO-BIOTIC™ seven champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus Ecto and Endo Mycorrhizae.
  • Contains PRO-BIOTIC™ Seven Champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus ecto & endo Mycorrhizae.
  • More abundant crops
  • More nutritious and tasty vegetables.
  • 100% natural and organic.
  • Primary uses: tomatoes, summer vegetables, winter vegetables, herbs, root crops, established vegetables
  • Good for using when transplanting
     

Dr. Earth Bud & Bloom Boost
  • A superior blend of fish bone meal, feather meal, mined potassium sulfate, alfalfa meal, kelp meal, seaweed extract, and PRO-BIOTIC seven champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus Ecto and Endo Mycorrhizae.
  • Contains PRO-BIOTIC™ Seven Champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus ecto & endo Mycorrhizae.
  • Better root establishment.
  • Bigger, more abundant buds, blooms and fruit.
  • Primary uses:  feed vegetables, citrus, vines, hibiscus, bougainvilleas, roses, all flowering plants and potted plants.  
     

Dr. Earth Rose & Flower
  • A superior blend of cottonseed meal, fish bone meal, Fish meal, alfalfa meal, kelp meal, mined potassium sulfate,soft rock phosphate, seaweed extract and PRO-BIOTIC™ seven champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus Ecto and Endo Mycorrhizae.
  • Feeds all roses (including bare root)
  • Contains PRO-BIOTIC™ Seven Champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus ecto & endo Mycorrhizae.
  • 100% natural and organic
  • Superior buds and blooms.
  • Exceptional results because nutrients are released quickly
     

Plant-tone
  • Plant-tone is an organic, complete fertilizer that can be used on almost any type of plant.  If ever in doubt, this is the fertilizer to use! 
  • Now containing Bio-tone beneficial microbes!
  • For optimum results, this product should be applied April 1st, May 15th, July 4th and October 1st. 
  • established plants, this fertilizer should be worked into the soil around the drip line and then watered in thoroughly.
  • For new plantings, Plant-tone could be mixed well with the soil and then back filled into the hole so that it is readily accessible to the plant or simply broadcast around the dripline after planting.  For new plantings, fertilize at half of the recommended rate.

 

Holly-tone
  • Holly-tone is our recommendation for fertilizer for acid-loving plants.  It is an organic plant food with all of the essential nutrients. 
  • Now containing Bio-tone beneficial microbes!
  • How is this product different from Plant-tone? Holly-tone is comprised of 1.9% ammoniacal nitrogen which turns the product acidic. 
  • Great for Azaleas, Rhododendron, Dogwoods, Holly, Mountain Laurel, Blueberries and Pieris.
  • For optimum results, this product should be applied April 1st, May 15th, July 4th and October 1st. 
  • For established plants, this fertilizer should be worked into the soil around the drip line and then watered in thoroughly. 
  • For new plantings, Holly-tone could be mixed well with the soil and then back filled into the hole so that it is readily accessible to the plant or simply broadcast around the drip line after planting.  For new plantings, fertilize at half of the recommended rate.

Rose-tone
  • Rose-tone is a long-lasting, slow-release, organic complete fertilizer specifically designed for roses that will not burn or leach away. Rose-tone contains organic matter rich in vitamins and beneficial microbes to improve soil.  
  • This product is great if you are an organic gardener but we recommend Bayer's 2-in-1 Rose Care that contains fertilizer as well as an insecticide for aphids, mites, thrips and rose midges.

Fox Farm Big Bloom Liquid Plant Food
  • Natural & organic blossom builder
  • This odorless, liquid fertilizer is a live culture of vitamins, amino acids, natural growth hormones, enzymes, and beneficial organic microbes. Our special, micro-brewed formula incorporates earthworm castings, bat guano and other high test organic ingredients that offer a full, balanced range of nutrients.
  • Norwegian kelp improves nutrient uptake and increases yields.
  • Rock phosphate helps transfer energy from one part of the plant to another, which means bigger buds and more fragrant flowers.
  • Garden tip: Big Bloom™ is ideal for all flowering and fruiting plants, and it’s safe enough to use every time you water. You’ll enjoy healthy, vigorous flowers and dramatically improved fruit and vegetable flavors. Best of all, Big Bloom™ will intensify flower fragrance, and it will increase essential oil production, which means stronger flavors in herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Use Big Bloom™ to extend your fruit and flowering season late into the year. And when a plant is struggling, a root drench of Big Bloom™ will bring it back to life.

 


Fox Farm Grow Big Liquid Plant Food
  • Extra strength grow power with micronutrients
  • Fast acting, water-soluble fertilizer for lush, vegetative, compact growth.
  • Use Grow Big® early in the season when young plants need an extra boost. We add earthworm castings and Norwegian kelp into this special brew to encourage sturdier, healthier stems and leaves, but we also provide enough nutrients and trace minerals to create the kind of healthy branching that you’ll need later in the season for more abundant buds and bloom
  • Garden Tip: Allow new plantings a few days to settle in, then begin using at the rate of two teaspoons per gallon of water every other time you water.
  • You can also use Grow Big® as a foliar feeding, applying to both sides of leaves, preferably early in the morning. At the first sign of flowering, switch to Big Bloom™ Liquid Plant Food.

 


Happy Frog Tomato & Vegetable Organic Fertilizer by Fox Farm
  • 7-4-5
  • Before you can bring a great meal to your table, you need to bring a great meal to your garden. Tomatoes, soft fruits, and veggies require a special nutritional mix to ensure high yields.
  • Our Tomato & Vegetable formula is pH-balanced with premium organic ingredients like bat guano, kelp meal, alfalfa meal, fish meal and humic acid, a naturally occurring organic material that is formed when organic matter decomposes. Humic acid helps with seed germination and may increase the uptake of important micronutrients.
  • Best of all, FoxFarm adds 20 species of beneficial microbes to help convert fertilizers into vital plant food and fight off disease. Tomato & Vegetable is granulated and easy to use, and it provides gentle, slow-release feedings all season long.
  • Garden tip: Start applying Tomato & Vegetable as soon as you set out young plants in the spring. Use monthly through harvest time. For established plantings, scatter 1/2 cup for every 2 feet of plant height. Lightly scratch into the top inch of soil and water thoroughly. For especially abundant yields, supplement with our organic liquid fertilizer, Big Bloom™.

Happy Frog High Phosphorus Bat Guano by Fox Farm
  • 0-5-0
  • Our high phosphorus bat guano is perfect for gardeners who want the extra strength of this single, powerful ingredient. Because of the long aging process that this product goes through, our bat guano is packed with phosphorus to deliver spectacular flowers, sweeter fruit, and multiple bud set.
  • Best of all, FoxFarm adds 20 species of beneficial microbes to help convert fertilizers into vital plant food and fight off disease. All of our Happy Frog® organic fertilizers are specially formulated to replenish the soil, lift the human spirit, and beautify the Earth, naturally. Bring your plants to life!
  • Garden tip: Use 1/2 cup for every two feet of plant height, and feed in early spring and again in late fall, or at the first sign of bud development. Scratch fertilizer in lightly and water well. Supplement with monthly feedings of one of our specialty blends designed just for your garden, such as Tomato & Vegetable or Rose Food.

Miracle-Gro
  • Miracle-Gro releases nitrogen quickly into the soil, which, in turn, produces quick growth. 
  • Easy to use in the Miracle-Gro Garden Feeder or with the new Miracle-Gro Liqua Feed system.
  • The downside to this product is that you need to use more of it, more frequently.

Miracle-Gro Liqua Feed
  • Patented feeder and convenient ready to use refill bottle system takes the guesswork out of feeding!
  • No mixing, no measuring, no mess
  • Automatically applies plant food at an even rate - no worry of over or under-feeding
  • Feeder easily switches between feeding and "water only" options

 


Jack's Classic/Peters 20-20-20
  • A water soluble, quick-release, balanced fertilizer best for annuals. 
  • Jack's Classic or Peters is better than Miracle-Gro because of the lower phosphorus. 
     

Osmocote Vegetable & Bedding
  • Formulated for plants in-the-ground.  It’s 14-14-14 NPK analysis balances vigorous top growth with strong root development. This makes it appropriate for both annuals and perennials, season after season. Twice-a-year feeding is recommended for perennials. The balanced analysis also makes Osmocote® Vegetable & Bedding a great choice for garden vegetables, tomatoes, melons and berries.
  • Add to soil or mulch in borders and beds, apply regularly to young trees and shrubs, ideal with tomatoes, garden vegetables, melons and berries.
  • This is one of our favorite fertilizers as it is well-balanced, slow-release and easy to use.  Plus, its fertilizer is actually coated which increases its slow-release capabilities.

Osmocote Indoor & Outdoor
  • Osmocote® Outdoor & Indoor formula is a general-purpose plant food.  It’s one of the few granular fertilizers that’s suitable for plants in enclosed spaces (pots, hanging baskets, window boxes and the like). It does not matter if the containers are indoors, on a screened porch, or outdoors on the patio. Outdoor & Indoor can also be used with bulbs and roses. Osmocote® provides a four month controlled supply of major nutrients for colorful blooms and lush foliage.
  • Osmocote® Outdoor & Indoor Plant Food Has Unmatched Versatility: apply with confidence to potted plants, indoors or outdoors, include with annuals when planting or transplanting, can use with indoor plants year-round.
  • This formula releases dependent upon soil temperature.  The 4-month formula releases best at 70 degree soil temperatures.

  Looking for these products....?
Garden Lime
Ironite
Triple Super Phosphate
Aluminum Sulphate
Blood Meal
Bone Meal

See Soil Conditioners & Supplements
   

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What fertilizer do I use when seeding my lawn?
    See Lawn Fertilizers

  2. How much Holly-tone or Plant-tone should I use?
    Please see the Espoma website for application instructions.  Remember to use only half of the recommended rate for new plantings.

  3. How often should I apply fertilizers?
    This is a tough question to answer as some fertilizers need to be applied every week, every few months, or just once during the growing season.  As a rule of thumb, plants can be fertilized starting about April 1st then as directed on the product package.  We do not suggest fertilizing trees, shrubs, roses, vines or perennials during the months of August and September as the plant will not have time to harden off for the winter.  See our Water & Fertilizer Schedule for more information.

  4. Are fertilizers safe for use around pets and children?
    Most fertilizers, especially organic fertilizers are safe for use around pets and children.  However, some pets can acquire skin allergies because of these products.  If you notice your pets scratching or biting their skin after being outside after applying fertilizer, you may want to keep the pets off of those areas until the fertilizer gets into the soil, about 1-2 days.

  5. How do I know which fertilizer to use on which plant?
    This can be tricky but most fertilizers these days will list what types of plants are best.  Most general fertilizers such as Plant-tone, Miracle-Gro or Peters will work on almost any plant.  However, acid-loving plants would prefer a fertilizer that will decrease the pH of the soil and increase the amount of acid.  Holly-tone is perfect for plants such as Azaleas, Rhododendron, Dogwoods, Holly, Mountain Laurel, Blueberries and Pieris.

 


**Disclosure:  we may not stock the products exactly as pictured.  Products are not guaranteed to be in stock.  We do not ship any of the products listed.

 


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