Types of plant food
One for every requirement
1 Slow release: Fork in and water and this will feed plants for several months. Some also come as cone clusters for use in containers.
2 Base dressing: Adding fertiliser or potting compost to planting holes or the soil before sowing gives young and new plants an immediate boost.
3 Watering on: Potassium-rich liquid fertilisers or soluble feeds are given to greenhouse crops and container plants during the growing season for the best results.
4 Foliar feeds: Diluted fertiliser or ready-to-use energiser is sprayed on as an emergency treatment for nutrient deficiencies.