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Plant food

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Jasoncmor, May 19, 2019.

  1. Jasoncmor


    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 559

    Location: Bournemouth

    Hi all

    I have a number of veggies that I am growing, and I've used westland growsure compost for everything which is in containers.
    I'm looking for some type of plant food / fertilzer.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

  2. NoobCannon


    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

    Posts: 5,115

    Are these legal veggies or the smoking variety.

    If the latter perite and love is all they need! (And John inns no 3)
  3. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior


    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 10,498

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Feed them with blood and bone personally, ideally from sustainable sources (Brexiteers are a particularly good one) ;)

    Or just generic food based liquid fertiliser
  4. BigBoy


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,955

    Location: Bath

    I use pelletized chicken poop! (commonly sold as tomato plant food) works wonders.
  5. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 33,378

    Jeb Gardener on youtube uses his own mix of Epsom Salt and 2-3 other cheap products you can buy in bulk. Tomato food is like £5 for 1-2 litres whereas epsom salt is £2 for 2.5kg.
  6. 200sols


    Joined: Jan 14, 2018

    Posts: 4,442

    Location: Hampshire

    Epsom salts should be used if you suffer with magnesium deficiency in the soil, otherwise its easy to overdose. I use blood and bone and chicken manure, also used coffee grounds. Also mulch with grass cuttings is good and keeps moisture in.