Now’s the time to boost crops and late blooms so they can be at their best.
Tomato crops should be fed with a diluted tomato fertiliser once a week. Or, if the leaves are yellow or looking pale, increase how often you feed them.
Other crops, like cucumbers, need a good feed once a week with a high-potash fertiliser once fruits start to form. In fact, any plant that’s producing flowers or fruits need a little bit more attention. Increase watering so that they don’t dry out in the heat and give regular feeds so that the fruits of your labour have enough energy to be well-formed and flavoured.
This kind of feed is fantastic on emerging sunflowers too, but this true of any containerised flower about to come into bloom. Whilst, some late-flowering border perennials may benefit from a quick-acting feed before they flower, especially if the soil is not very fertile.