Espoma® Bulb Tone

4 lb bag
Item # 33163
Instock - allow 3-5 business days for processing prior to shipment.

Gardeners have trusted Espoma® for many years now, and Bulb Tone is one of its flagship formulas. This easy-to-use, economical mix contains beneficial microbes that work to build the soil continuously, improving it around your bulbs and gradually in the entire garden.

Blended specially for plants that grow from bulbs, tubers, corms, rhizomes, and other manner of fleshy roots, this plant food contains bone meal and other premium ingredients to meet the nutritional requirements of these plant types. The NPK is 3-5-3 for gradual, long-term, slow release with no possibility of root burn.

The secret to Bulb Tone's success is a proprietary blend of microbes called Bio-tone.® This mix feeds the soil to improve plant roots' ability to take up nutrients. Used every year, Bio-tone® improves the fertility of the garden soil, as well as its aeration.

Make Bulb Tone a regular part of your fall garden routine, and you will soon see the beautiful results! 4-pound bag.

Directions: One pound equals approx. 3 cupfuls

New Plantings:

Row Plantings: Apply Bulb-tone at the rate of 1.5 lb. for each 25 ft. of row. Mix Bulb-tone well into the soil. Place bulbs at proper depth and cover with soil.

Individual Bulb Planting: Dig hole to proper depth. Mix a heaping teaspoonful of Bulb-tone in bottom of hole with soil. Cover this mixture with a small amount of soil. Insert bulb at correct depth and cover with soil.

Bed Plantings: Spade the soil deeply and mix 4 lbs. of Bulb-tone thoroughly in each 60 square feet. Plant bulbs at proper depth and spacing and cover with soil.

When spring or summer plantings reach a height of 6 inches, a side dressing of 1.5 lb. to each 25 feet of row or 4 lbs. to each 60 square feet of bed. Individual plants may be fed by applying a heaping teaspoonful around and 2 to 3 inches away from each plant. Dahlias and gladioli may be fed monthly.

Established Fall Plantings:

Apply Bulb-tone at the rate of 4 lbs. to each 60 square feet after plants have bloomed. This will provide plant food to strengthen the bulbs for years of growth!