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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. All-Purpose Compost Quick View

    All-Purpose Compost

    Delivery within 7 days 60 Litre Bag
  2. 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
  3. Bulrush Grow Bag Quick View

    Bulrush Grow Bag

    Grow Bag x 1 or 3
    From£9.99
  4. MO Bacter Quick View

    MO Bacter

    10 or 20kg Bag
    From£24.99
  5. Ericaceous Mix Quick View

    Ericaceous Mix

    Delivery within 7 days 60 Litres
  6. 6X Fertiliser Quick View

    6X Fertiliser

    Delivery within 7 days 15kg
  7. Strulch Garden Mulch Quick View

    Strulch Garden Mulch

    Delivery within 7 days 2 x 100 Litres Bags
  8. Farmyard Manure Quick View

    Farmyard Manure

    Delivery within 7 days 50 Litres
  9. Peat Free Mix Quick View

    Peat Free Mix

    Delivery within 7 days 50 Litres
  10. Growmore Quick View

    Growmore

    Delivery within 7 days 1 Litre
  11. Blood Fish & Bone Quick View

    Blood Fish & Bone

    Delivery within 7 days 1.25kg
  12. Ericaceous Feed Quick View

    Ericaceous Feed

    Delivery within 7 days 1 Litre
  13. Rootgrow™ Quick View

    Rootgrow™

    85g or 500g
    From£2.99
  14. Rose Defender Quick View

    Rose Defender

    Ready To Use or Concentrate
    From£9.99
  15. Wool Compost for Veg and Salads Quick View

    Wool Compost for Veg and Salads

    30 Litre Bag - Buy 1 or 2
    From£12.95
  16. Natural Plant Food Makers Save 25% Quick View

    Natural Plant Food Makers

    Delivery within 7 days Plant Food Makers
  17. Begonia Food Save 46% Quick View

    Begonia Food

    Delivery within 7 days 200g
  18. Fuchsia Feed Quick View

    Fuchsia Feed

    Delivery within 7 days 500ml
  19. Growmore Quick View

    Growmore

    Delivery within 7 days 10kg
  20. John Innes Compost - No. 3 Quick View

    John Innes Compost - No. 3

    Delivery within 7 days 25 Litre Bag
  21. Big Bag Clip Quick View

    Big Bag Clip

    Big Bag Clips - 1 or 3
    From£14.99
  22. Bonemeal Quick View

    Bonemeal

    Delivery within 7 days 1.25kg
  23. Seedling Compost Quick View

    Seedling Compost

    Delivery within 7 days 50 Litres
  24. John Innes Compost - No. 1 Quick View

    John Innes Compost - No. 1

    Delivery within 7 days 25 Litre Bag
  25. ROOTplus® 3in1 Quick View

    ROOTplus® 3in1

    Delivery within 7 days ROOTplus®
  26. Top Resist Shrubs Quick View

    Top Resist Shrubs

    Delivery within 7 days 900ml
  27. House Plant Feed Quick View

    House Plant Feed

    Delivery within 7 days 200ml
  28. John Innes Compost - Seed Quick View

    John Innes Compost - Seed

    Delivery within 7 days 25 Litre Bag
  29. Liquid Tomato Feed Save 50% Quick View

    Liquid Tomato Feed

    Delivery within 7 days 1 litre
 
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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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