Espoma Organic Fertilizers

Published On: January 17th, 2022


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We make every effort to partner with earth-friendly companies.  We are especially pleased to share Espoma products with you. Not only does this company produce an excellent line of organic fertilizers, but they are also truly committed to the environment and sustainability. Founded in 1929, the Espoma Company is a fourth-generation family-owned business that is the original and largest producer of organic fertilizers for the retail garden center market.

Espoma Products

Espoma produces a complete line of organic fertilizers, specifically developed to meet the varying nutritional requirements of different types of plants.  All of their organic line of fertilizers are slow-release, non-burning formulations that include Humic Acid and beneficial mycorrhizae.

Their “tone” series includes a fertilizer formulated for every plant in your garden:

  • Azalea Tone
  • Berry Tone
  • Bulb Tone
  • Evergreen Tone
  • Flower Tone
  • Garden Tone
  • Holly Tone
  • Iron Tone
  • Plant Tone
  • Rose Tone
  • Tomato Tone
  • Tree Tone
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Espoma: Bio-Tone Plant Starter

Also included in this series is Bio-Tone Plant Starter, which is a complex blend of ecto and endo mycorrhizal fungi combined with slow-release organic fertilizer that is an exceptional starter supplement for new transplants.

Single Ingredient product line:

  • Blood Meal
  • Bone Meal
  • Cottonseed Meal
  • Greensand
  • Gypsum
  • Kelp Meal
  • Lime
  • Potash
  • Soil Acidifier (Elemental Sulfur)
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The Packaging

Espoma is at the forefront of developing green packaging and is the first plant food company in the U.S. to utilize plant-based packaging. Beginning in 2019, many of their fertilizer bags are made of a bio-based polymer derived from sugar cane.

Espoma’s Production Facility

Espoma uses 100% solar-powered electricity to run its manufacturing and office operations. Solar panels cover 67,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and office rooftops and produce enough power to supply the equivalent of 70 homes for a full year, saving over 1.5 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

Espoma strives for zero waste in its manufacturing process. Towards this end they have achieved less than 1% waste in packaging and raw materials and are among the nation’s largest recyclers of manure, preventing millions of pounds of raw manure from leaching into waterways.

Espoma Commits to Environmental Education

Espoma supports the National Garden Club Plant America Grant Program and provides support for community and children’s gardening programs through grants and donations.

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