If, like many amateur gardeners, you find the plethora of plant foods and fertilisers available at your local garden centre just a little bit confusing, you may find the following notes of help.
Vitax, as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of products for plants and gardens, produces a wide range of traditional fertilisers and makes no outrageous claims about their benefits. However, these fertilisers have been proven over many years and each offers specific benefits to your plants.
So, consider first, what your plants need….
- Strong healthy roots?
- Leafy growth?
- A boost for flowering or ripening of fruit?
- Better soil conditions for acid loving plants?
- A cure for browning leaves (magnesium deficiency)?
And then select the Vitax fertiliser that will provide the answer:
VITAX SUPERPHOSPHATE, a quick acting fertiliser which will encourage strong root growth. Superphosphate is one of the keys to success when planting out seedlings, rooted cuttings and transplants. Used with fruit, root and seed crops, Superphosphate will produce higher yields and improve ripening. Superphosphate can be used prior to planting, as a top dressing, and also as a liquid feed.
VITAX SULPHATE OF AMMONIA is a fast acting nitrogen fertiliser which will encourage leafy growth. It will promote above-ground growth and help produce rich green foliage. Because of this action it is especially beneficial for crops such as brassicas, lettuce, spinach, rhubarb, leeks and onions. An early season feed gives flowering plants, shrubs and fruit a rapid boost. Sulphate of Ammonia can even be used to quickly green up a tired lawn.
VITAX SULPHATE OF POTASH is a quick acting fertiliser which provides the essential nutrient potassium to boost flowering and ripening of fruit. Sulphate of Potash encourages greater strength and vigour in plants, improving resistance to adverse weather conditions and disease. It also promotes stronger flower colour, higher quality blooms and increased yields of fruit. It is particularly beneficial to tomatoes. Sulphate of Potash can be used prior to planting, as a top dressing, and also as a liquid feed.
VITAX SULPHATE OF IRON (ferrous sulphate) improves soil conditions for acid loving plants. It can be used to reduce the alkalinity of the soil, helping to make available the natural elements and nutrients essential to the healthy cultivation of plants which thrive in acid conditions. All calcifuge (lime hating) plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias, conifers, ericas and alpines will benefit from a regular top dressing with Vitax Sulphate of Iron. It can be used prior to planting and also as a top dressing.
VITAX EPSOM SALTS provide a rapid cure for magnesium deficiency in plants. Magnesium is necessary for the production of chlorophyll, without which the foliage turns brown and withers. Tomatoes and house plants are particularly susceptible to magnesium deficiency, where the early symptoms are yellowing between the veins of older leaves. Epsom salts are best dissolved in water and applied with a sprayer or watering can.
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