Herbs grown in containers will require more fertilizer than those grown in the garden. That’s because they have no way to replenish the nutrients they use up as they grow. But don’t worry, you don’t have to buy any fancy fertilizer specifically for your containers, you can use the same fertilizer for herb gardens in your containers too! My top recommendations for slow release organic fertilizers for herbs grown in containers are Healthy Grow organic herb fertilizer and Sustane all natural plant food.
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For containers, it’s a good idea to add slow release organic fertilizer granules into the container, as well as using a water soluble fertilizer throughout the growing season. You can add a slow release organic herb garden fertilizer into the soil before planting your herbs, or you could sprinkle the granules on top of the soil and scratch it into the dirt after planting
n addition to slow release granules, you can use water soluble fertilizers in your containers throughout the growing season to keep your herbs growing strong. Water soluble fertilizers are great for giving your herbs a quick boost of nutrients, but they are used up (or washed out of the pot) quickly so they need to be applied more often.
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My favorite kind water soluble fertilizer for herb gardens are fish emulsion and compost tea. Either of these organic fertilizers work great to keep container herb gardens growing strong all summer. But you don’t need to fuss too much over feeding your container grown herbs on a regular schedule, so don’t worry if you forget this step.
Herbs grown in containers will need more care and fertilizer than herbs grown in the garden. But using fertilizer for herb gardens and containers is easy, especially if you start with rich, organic soil and use natural fertilizers.
Post time: Mar-05-2018