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How to Feed Plants Multi Vitamins

By Tracy Morris ; Updated September 21, 2017

Perhaps because we live with the idea that humans are supposed to get vitamins from plants, many people don't realize that plants need vitamins too. Although plants can produce their own vitamins, they don't often produce enough to help themselves thrive due to poor soil conditions. Studies in Science Daily show that antioxidants such as Vitamin C helps to support plants through stressful changes in the climate such as drought conditions. Adding a multivitamin rich in A, the B vitamins, C and E and pantothenic acid can help maximize the yield of vegetables and make plants grow larger. Several multivitamin formulas on the market are formulated just for plants, or you can use liquid vitamin compounds formulated for humans to a plant's water supply.

Standard Watering

Fill a watering can with several gallons of water from a garden hose.

Add 2 to 3 drops of liquid vitamins to the watering can.

Pour water over plants. Water with solution every 2 months.

Boosting Potting Soil

Fill a watering can with several gallons of water from a garden hose.

Add two teaspoons of vitamins to watering can to make a concentrated solution.

Pour water over soil before potting new plants.

Allow soil to dry to a moist consistency before potting plants.


Things You Will Need

  • Liquid vitamins
  • Watering can
  • Garden hose

About the Author


Tracy Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas.