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Espoma® Bio-Tone® Starter Plus

Espoma® Bio-Tone® Starter Plus

Give your plants the best possible start in the garden!

4 pound bag
Item # 35875
Instock - allow 3-5 business days for processing prior to shipment.
This amazingly effective organic fertilizer mixes with soil or potting mix to minimize transplant loss, help young plants establish strong root system, encourage nutrient intake, and prevent disease. Containing vital plant nutrients, bacteria, and fungi (micorrhizae), it also assists in soil aeration and water retention. There's no better way to get your garden and containers off to a great start than with Bio-Tone®!

Formulated to provide plants with all the key nutrients they need, Bio-Tone® Starter Plus contains 4% Nitrogen (1.6% Water Soluble, 2.4% Water Insoluble), 3% Phosphate, 3% Soluble Potash, 4% Calcium, 1% Magnesium, and 2% Sulfur. Just as important, it contains beneficial microbes to add in plant growth. Bio-Tone contains both ectomycorrhizae (the type that live on the surface of plant roots) and endomycorrhizae (which live within root cells). These fungi make the phosphorus your plants need easier to "digest," as well as delivering other soil nutrients to the roots.

To apply Bio-Tone®, simply work all 4 pounds into a 100-square-foot area of soil, blending to a depth of 6 inches. Or, to add to potting mixes, use 1 cup of Bio-Tone® per cubic foot. It lasts all season!

Application Rates:

Flower Beds: Mix 4 lbs. (12 cups) per 100 square feet into the top 4'' to 6'' of soil. Bulbs: Place 1 tsp. per bulb in the hole prior to planting.

Potting Mixes: Mix 9 lbs. per cubic yard or 1 cup per cu. ft.

New Lawns (Seed or Sod): Apply 25 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. prior to seeding or installing sod.

Planting Trees & Shrubs: Mix thoroughly with backfill soil.