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Watch Us Grow™ All-Purpose Plant Food

One of our favorite liquid plant food concentrates, Follett’s Watch Us Grow® works well on everything — flowers, shrubs, trees, grasses, vegetables, fruits and house plants.

$10.99 (pint) – $45 (gal.)

Stephen Follett Company, the company that created Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food, has its roots on a farm outside the village of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, where in 1952, the company’s founder, botanist and horticulturist Stephen Follett, began production of his newly developed liquid plant food concentrate Follett’s Watch Us Grow®.

Follett spent the previous decade experimenting with various compounds of fertilizers, trace elements and other organic and inorganic materials to find a formula that would foster healthier and better plant growth. He based his studies on the ancient idea of foliar feeding; the theory that plants can absorb nutrients through leaves, branches, stems, buds, fruits and even flowers as well as its root system.

After years of trial and error, Mr. Follett perfected his gentle 8-8-8 liquid formula . . . a 256 to 1 concentrate of three major elements (nitrogen, phosphorus and potash) and five micronutrients (boron, copper, iron, manganese and zinc) plus his proprietary compound Fol-Ade® which contains eight ingredients that react on the elemental plant foods in the formula.

Few things have changed over the years. The company is still located on a farm a few miles from where it started, and the Watch Us Grow formula remains the same. Owner Phil Faustini doesn’t see a reason to tamper with something that works so well on everything — flowers, shrubs, trees, grasses, vegetables, fruits and house plants.