Espoma Organic Bulb-tone Natural & Organic Fertilizer

Espoma Organic Bulb-tone Natural & Organic Fertilizer

4.9/5

Description

  • FOR USE ON: Use Bulb-tone organic fertilizer for all Spring bulbs like tulips, daffodils, crocus & hyacinths and on Spring bulbs like gladioli and lilies
  • CONTAINS: Bulb-tone is a rich blend of the finest natural & organic ingredients enhanced with our exclusive Bio-tone formula; 3-5-3 Fertilizer analysis with 6% Calcium. Bulb-tone is environmentally Safe - No sludges or toxic ingredients
  • WHEN / HOW TO USE: Best to use Bulb-tone fertilizer when planting or feeding post bloom on spring flowering bulbs; place directly in the planting hole for new bulbs and sprinkle on the soil surface for established plants then water thoroughly. Bulb-tone is ready to use and requires no mixing
  • FOR ORGANIC GARDENING: Bulb-tone is approved for organic gardening; It is a registered Organic Input Material meaning it meets all requirements for organic production
  • MADE IN THE USA: Product of the Espoma Company. The leader in natural organics since 1929

Detailed Review

Easy to use
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Scent
3.8/5

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is needed for 125 bulbs, some of which are 14/16 cm?

Four pounds will serve about 60 feet of bulbs planted in a row! (According to directions on package) My oriental lilies grew so tall after two years of applying this fertilizer that I skipped last year--they did splendidly. I will dress them with a few tablespoons for the winter and a few tablespoons when then pop up in the spring.

Which season do you use bulb fertilizer? I am in zone 5 and the bulbs I planted 2 falls ago did not flower this year.

Bulbs should be fertilized when planted, just after they emerge in the Spring and again soon after they bloom. DON'T CUT BACK THE FOLIAGE RIGHT AFTER THEY BLOOM!!! The leaves are feeding the bulb for the following year and should only be removed once they turn yellow then brown. Some bulbs are engineered to only bloom once so you'll have to buy more!

is it good for tree lilies

My spring flowering beds include a mix of tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, hyacinthoides, alliums, leucojum, and various types of lilies. I have been using this fertilizer for years to help all of my bulbs to stay vigorous and naturalize well. Since my other lilies are growing so well (and blooming madly), I would assume that tree lilies would also experience the same benefit. You can enhance the tree lily planting area by mixing some well-composted cow or chicken manure into the soil before putting in the bulbs, and then sprinkle some of the Espoma fertilizer on the surface of the soil per package instructions to provide continued slow-release feeding throughout the season.

I have german reblooming iris bulbs. how often should i use the product on them?

I've used this product annually (just after 7/4) on daffodils & tulips with great results! I'd think that rule of thumb would apply to all bulbs. Good luck!