Plants that are well fed are healthier, more pest and disease resistant, and produce bigger, better crops of flowers and fruit.
As gardeners we are eager to do right by our plants and wouldn’t want them to go hungry. Unfortunately, most garden soils don't provide all the nutrients plants need to reach their full potential, so it's up to us to close the gap.
Adding compost and other organic matter is important for improving the long-term health and fertility of your soil. Fertilizers also play an important role in providing readily available nutrients that keep plants growing strong.