Plants Get Hungry, Too!
Like people, plants also get hungry and fertilizer is their food source. No worries, The Rock Pile has a full menu of fertilizers to feed all of your flowers and plants from aucubas to zenobias though here we’ll focus on annual flowers and vegetables. Supplying proper nutrition to your annual flowers like marigolds and vegetables like tomatoes (botanically a fruit) is critical because there is no “next year” for these very plants. As gardeners we want these plants to be as beautiful and productive as possible this growing season for by late autumn these plants will die from a killing freeze.
Enter fertilizer. We offer Jack’s® All Purpose 20-20-20 and Jack’s ® Blossom Booster 10-30-20 to ensure a bountiful harvest and bouquets of flowers. But what’s with the numbers? All fertilizers list nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N-P-K) in this order and these three macronutrients are critical to a plant’s health and well-being. Nitrogen(N) makes plants grow bigger and faster and helps plants produce rich green leaves. Leafy veggies like lettuce and cabbage thrive when given a nitrogen rich feeding. Jack’s® All Purpose fertilizer fills the bill. Phosphorus(P) is responsible for flower development and from flowers come fruit. Marigolds and all annual flowers benefit from a fertilizer high in phosphorus. Tomatoes, peppers and other fruit producing vegetables are more productive when given a diet rich in phosphorus. Jack’s® Blossom Booster is just the ticket. Potassium(K) like phosphorus helps with root development and aids in disease resistance. Sort of an overall tonic. Root crops like beets and carrots do better when their potassium requirements are met. Jack’s® All Purpose 20-20-20 has them covered.
Jack’s® fertilizers are easy to use. Just mix 1 tablespoon per gallon of water in a container and apply as if you’re watering the plant. Feel free to get on water the leaves as well because this fertilizer is taken up by the foliage too. Apply once a week to keep your flowers floriferous and veggies voluptuous. Oh and we have some cute and handsome watering containers so you’ll be looking good while your nourishing your plants. Happy Gardening. Grow for it!