By Michael Nolan
In a minute I’m going to rant about fertilizing your tomato plants, but first I need to cover something that is a little more important.
This topic was supposed to be saved for another couple of weeks, but when I read the news today, I felt that I should go ahead and write it now.
A popular brand of fertilizer products has been recalled and you need to know about it as soon as possible.
The products are all made by the Scotts company, and the specific items that are recalled are:
– Miracle-Gro Shake ‘n Feed with Weed Preventer
– Scotts Bonus S MAX
– Scotts TurfBuilder MAX
– SLS LawnService Fertilizer with .28 Halts.
The products were recalled not because of contamination, but because they were either not registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or not properly labeled as such. If you own any of these products, call the Scotts company at 888-295-0671 for information on a refund.
See how much trouble using all these chemicals can cause?
Next time maybe you’ll listen when I tell you that nothing is better for those precious tomato plants than organic nutrients like compost and worm castings and you can make those for free. If you are hell bent on buying fertilizer, I suggest Tomatoes Alive! It has done an excellent job for me in the past, and it is basically idiot proof, so even your spouse could do it.
When you are using chemical fertilizers on your edible plants, you’re putting chemicals into your food. Does that make any sense? Not to me. So stop it, already.