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Espoma Garden-tone Organic Plant Food (4 lbs.)

Espoma Garden-tone Organic Plant Food (4 lbs.)

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Natural & Organic fertilizer for an abundant harvest

  • Grow delicious cool and warm season vegetables like lettuce, kale, tomatoes, peppers & squash
  • Use for herbs like basil, chives, sage, rosemary, parsley & oregano
  • Long lasting, slow-release feeding with our exclusive Bio-tone Microbes
  • Grow an abundant harvest of nutritious & flavorful vegetables
  • 100% natural & organic ingredients with no fillers or sludges


1 pound equals approx. 3 cups.
.45 kg equals approximately .7 L

How To Use

For use on all herbs and vegetables

  • Mix into the garden soil prior to planting.
  • Seedlings / Transplants: 7 – 10 days after planting.
  • Established plants: Monthly, May through Aug.
  • Herbs will only require feeding at time of planting or after a large harvest.

Soil Preparation for Vegetable Garden

  • Apply 3.5 lbs.(1.59 kgs) per 50 square feet (4.65 sq m) and work into the top 4 to 5 inches (10.1 to 12.7 cm) of soil. When possible, mix with organic matter such as compost, humus, or peat moss.

Feeding Vegetables and Tomatoes

  • Single plants: Apply up to 1/3 cup (78.9 mL) per plant.
  • Rows: Apply 1-1/3 cup (.3 L) each side per 5 ft. (1.5 m) of row or 10 lbs. (4.5 kgs) each side per 100 ft. (30.5 m) of row.

Potted Plants

  • New Plants: When preparing soil for new plants, thoroughly mix  2 cups (.5 L) of Garden-tone into each cubic foot of Potting Soil.
  • Established Plants:  Sprinkle 1.5 tsp. (7.4 mL) of Garden-tone per 4″ (10.1 cm) of pot diameter onto the soil along the outer edge of the pot.  Water thoroughly


  • In the garden – use 1 tbsp. (5 mL) per plant
  • In containers – Use half the rate for potted plants above.

How To Apply

  • Individual plants  – Sprinkle around the drip line of the plant.
  • Row crops – sprinkle evenly on each side of the row.
  • Do not allow plant food to contact the main stem or foliage of the plant.


Q: Should I water my plants or garden bed after applying Garden Tone?

A: Yes. Water your plants thoroughly after each application. When feeding lawns, it’s best to apply just before it rains.

Q: I noticed a white fuzzy mold after applying Garden Tone. What is it and will it hurt my plants?

A: The Tone plant foods are blends of natural & organic ingredients. When these materials break down under certain conditions, the result can be a mold-like growth on the soil surface. The growth is harmless and is evidence of the organics beginning the process of nutrient release. Simply turn it over with a shovel or fork if you find this growth unsightly.

Q: Can the Garden Tone stay on the foliage of my plants?

A: Plant food should not be allowed to stay on plant foliage. If this occurs simply water to rinse the material from the foliage into the soil or brush it away with a broom.

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