It’s important to feed plants, to ensure they grow to their full potential and give you a great harvest.

Organic fertilisers should contain a complete blend of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), which are the nutrients that promote healthy leaf growth, a strong root system and lots of flowers and fruit and pest and disease resistance.

Here’s how to feed your plants organically

  • Soil Preparation – when preparing a new garden bed or vegie patch, improve the soil beforehand by mixing some handfuls of an organic fertiliser, like Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, into the top 5 – 10cm of the soil. This will provide new seedlings and plants with gentle, slow release organic nutrients as they establish.
  • Ongoing Feeding – plants use up lots of nutrients when they grow leaves, flowers, fruit and vegies, so it’s important to supply them with a continual source of nutrients. Apply top up applications of Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser every six weeks around plants, to ensure they remain well fed with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

Some organic fertilisers and tonics do not contain the 3 essential nutrients (N, P, K). For example, seaweed alone does not contain the nutrients to provide plants with a complete feed.


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