Advice on Feeding your Olive Tree
To feed your olive throughout the year we have created an organic slow release Olive Feed to ensure your Olive Tree gets the nutrients it requires year long. A blend of guano, seaweed and epsom salts our olive blend will fertilise and strengthen your Olive Tree year round. High in potassium, phosphate and magnesium it enriches the soil and encourages tree growth. Each pot contains enough feed to feed one olive tree per year. Top dress around the base of the tree once in May and then again in October. Available here. Water in well.
Olive trees respond well to a good watering during the summer months, especially if they are grown in a pot. Soak your potted tree so the water gushes out of the bottom of the pot. Start regular soaking mid March till late October. Note the wind can dry out pots as much as the Sun. You can’t over water a tree in a pot over the spring/ summer months!
Feeding your Olive tree will help it to thrive. In spring you can also feed them with fast release fertilisers such as tomato feed. I combine regular tomato feeds with my slow release blend. I usually give them their first tomato feed in April, but only after the tree has had a good soaking otherwise the feed will just flush out. So with tomatoes feed, soak then feed. Once a month at least April to October.
If the cold weather has led to your tree shedding some of its leaves, then a good soak, prune and feed will soon have it replacing them with new leaves.