Feeding plants in summer

Discover what to feed your plants in summer, in this No Fuss video guide.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do To do in June

Do To do in July

Do To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

In this video No Fuss Guide, David Hurrion explains all you need to know about feeding plants in summer.

David begins by explaining that, in summer, the main object of feeding plants is to promote flowering and fruiting, as well as toughening up foliage to resist pest and diseases. He runs through high-potash (potassium) feeds including liquid tomato fertiliser, which can benefit a wide range of other plants in borders, hanging baskets and containers.

Some plants, such as hardy bananas and palms, need a high-nitrogen feed to promote strong, leafy growth. David outlines several options.

Then, he offers a solution for dealing with yellowing between leaf veins (also known as interveinal chlorosis), a symptom of magnesium deficiency.

Finally, David recommends a couple of general-purpose feeds including an easy, slow-release option that will keep working for six months.

Watch now, to find out how to give your plants a summer feed.