Some people can push a stick in the ground and it will take root and grow. I am not one of those people. I have a ratio of about six out of ten plants that I purchase surviving. It will only take a few plants to wither up and the ratio will turn the other way. Needless to say I don't have much of a green thumb and I need all the help that I can get.
I purchased a package of Jobe's Fertilizer Spikes to give me a little extra advantage that I desperately need when it comes to growing healthy beautiful plants. There are 50 fertilizer spikes to a package, 25 are labeled as free extra spikes. Each spike is two inches long. I pushed a screwdriver into the soil near the plant stem to make a pocket to insert the fertilizer spike. The number of spikes per plant is dependent upon the size of a plant. Smaller plants will need two spikes each while larger plants may need up to 12 spikes per plant. Spikes should last about two months.
Jobe's Plant Food Spikes are formulated to continuously provide nutrients to the plant root. For those who are familiar with fertilizer terminology these fertilizer spikes are 13-4-5 (13% total nitrogen, 4% available phosphate and 5% soluble potash).
Jobe's Fertilizer Spikes may not give me a green thumb but they will provide my plants with much needed nutrients. At $1.72 for a package of 50 spikes I can't go wrong.