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Plant Food and Care

In addition to water, plants need the correct care and food to ensure they grow healthy and strong, and get the best start in life.

Suttons Seeds are dedicated to making sure your plants aren't missing out on vital nutrients with our choice of plant care products.

We stock everything from water storing crystals to controlled release fertiliser so browse the full collection today and give your garden the best plant care and food.

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  1. Coir Compact Planting Soil x 10 Litre Quick View

    Coir Compact Planting Soil x 10 Litre

    Available: 1 x 10 Litre Bag or 6 x 10 Litre Bags
    From£5.99
  2. All-Purpose Compost Quick View

    All-Purpose Compost

    Delivery within 7 days 60 Litre Bag
  3. Ericaceous Mix Quick View

    Ericaceous Mix

    Delivery within 7 days 60 Litres
  4. John Innes Compost - No. 3 Quick View

    John Innes Compost - No. 3

    Delivery within 7 days 25 Litre Bag
  5. Bulrush Grow Bag Quick View

    Bulrush Grow Bag

    Grow Bag x 1 or 3
    From£9.99
  6. Strulch Garden Mulch Quick View

    Strulch Garden Mulch

    Delivery within 7 days 2 x 100 Litres Bags
  7. Peat Free Mix Quick View

    Peat Free Mix

    Delivery within 7 days 50 Litres
  8. Blood Fish & Bone Quick View

    Blood Fish & Bone

    Delivery within 7 days 1.25kg
  9. Farmyard Manure Quick View

    Farmyard Manure

    Delivery within 7 days 50 Litres
  10. Wool Compost for Veg and Salads Quick View

    Wool Compost for Veg and Salads

    30 Litre Bag - Buy 1 or 2
    From£12.95
  11. Growmore Quick View

    Growmore

    Delivery within 7 days 1 Litre
  12. John Innes Compost - Seed Quick View

    John Innes Compost - Seed

    Delivery within 7 days 25 Litre Bag
  13. Rootgrow™ Quick View

    Rootgrow™

    85g or 500g
    From£2.99
 
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Feeding Your Plants

Feeding Your Plants

Like all living things plants need food. In the main those planted direct in the garden will derive sufficient food through the soil although those in pots and containers will need extra help.

One of the key steps is to know your soil type and to do what you can to resolve any issues such as poor drainage. A simple Ph. Tester is all you need. Prolonged wet weather can simply wash nutrients out of the soil meaning that you will need to take steps to replace them.

In the same way that you wouldn't plant a sun loving plant in deep shade do make sure that your soil is suitable for the plants you wish to grow. If it isn't then perhaps you need a rethink or plant them in pots and container rather than direct in the soil. Some plants such as Nasturtiums, thrive in poor soil whereas others require their soil to be nutrient rich.

The compost that we use in containers will contain nutrients but these will only last for a few weeks and will then need to be topped up with regular feeding. Slow release fertiliser works really well, removing the need to remember to feed and when combined with water storage crystals is perfect for those of us short on time.

The compost that we use in containers will contain nutrients but these will only last for a few weeks and will then need to be topped up with regular feeding. Slow release fertiliser works really well, removing the need to remember to feed and when combined with water storage crystals is perfect for those of us short on time.

Foliar feeds are good for shallow soil and to aid rapid recovery after a pest attack.

Plants producing edible crops require more feed than others, especially if we wish to maximise the amount of fruit and vegetables produced. Outdoor crops will benefit from granular feed, such as Potato and Fruit Fertiliser being raked into the soil before sowing or planting with re-applications during the summer as per the manufacturer's instructions.

Container grown tomatoes and other "fruiting" plants, including aubergines, peppers and courgettes, need specialist high potash Tomato Feed once a week in liquid or soluble format. Leafy vegetables such as spinach and salad leaves plus herbs like basil, need a general purpose liquid feed.

If you want your plants to be healthy, strong and productive then it's up to you to ensure that they receive the right nourishment. It's not difficult, just know and look after your soil, know the individual plant's requirements and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

 

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