With so many gardening products on the market, it’s hard to know what you need to ensure your plants thrive either planted in your beds and borders or in containers and hanging baskets.
Unfortunately, we are not able control the weather to give your plants the best conditions but we do have a few tips and products to ensure you get the best from them. We’ve come up with five products
that you should always have in your arsenal to help ensure your plants are well looked after…
1. Vitax Q4
It was originally developed for the commercial grower which is why we recommend it so highly with our experience in growing. It can be used on a wide range of crops and contains the vital plant foods and trace elements essential for vigorous plant growth, abundant flowering and production of fruit and vegetables. It is very easy to use as you just apply it evenly to the soil preferably when the soil is moist. We stock it in a range of sizes from 900g up to 10kg.
2. Coolings Professional Potting Compost
This is the one we trust to use on our awardwinning nursery as it has been developed for commercial plant production. It is a top-quality compost with essential nutrients and trace elements which makes it an ideal growing media for healthy plants. In fact we use it to grow over a million plants every year! We trial it against other retail brands and it consistently comes out on top. Available in 35 litre and 60 litre bags.
3. Miracle-Gro All Purpose Soluble Plant Food
Feeding growing plants is just as essential as watering them and helps them fight off pests and diseases. You will get much larger, healthier plants with greater blooms, bigger crops and beautiful plants to be proud of. It has a mix of 10 nutrients and is ideal for use all around the garden and even on houseplants. It’s one of the easiest ways to feed and water your garden especially when you use it with the Miracle-Gro feeder attached to your hosepipe. Available in 500g or 1kg sizes which make up to 40 or 80 watering cans of feed respectively.
4. Smart Garden AquaGel
This is a water absorbing crystal or hydrogel which should be mixed into compost before planting to absorb moisture. It slowly releases the moisture it contains back into the compost thus slowing down the drying out process compared to a compost which doesn’t contain it. Essential for use in pots, containers, hanging baskets or even dry soil in your beds and borders. We think it is so great we use it in all the spring & summer baskets and containers we produce. Available in 125g, 250g or 500g sizes.
Osmocote Controlled Release Plant Food
This is a controlled release fertiliser which can be used for all your plants and will help keep them fed for upto 6 months with only one application. A polymer coating made from resin and vegetable oil covers the small balls of fertiliser, called prills, these react
to warmth and moisture, matching the release of nutrients to the growing season. It is used by professional growers throughout the world, including here on our own nursery to produce the plants you take home to your garden. Available in a 750g pack which is perfect for beds and borders or in 25 x 5g tablet form which is ideal for pots, containers and hanging baskets.