Grow more joy!
Thanks for stepping away from your garden to visit us today. We hope to get you right back out there, full of the inspiration and information you need to enjoy your garden more than you ever imagined you would.
There's nothing like it
For years Monty’s has been the secret of spectacular gardens and flower beds. That’s because our key ingredients work together to bolster root growth, promote germination, and assist with rapid uptake of nutrients by the plant.
Feeding the leaves is key
Monty’s plant foods are so efficient they work best when applied to the leaves, where they provide quick uptake directly to the plant. This is different from how fertilizers work; they first must break down the ingredients with water and then find their way to the root system. In other words, plant foods feed the plant, fertilizers feed the soil.
Monty's plant foods are a combination of stable, quality ingredients, and have been formulated to promote faster root development, stronger plant growth and increased flower, fruit and vegetable production. They are also low in salt, pH balanced, safe for kids and pets, non-toxic and non-corrosive, water-fast in approximately one hour, and will not burn your plants (when diluted as directed). And, we use naturally-sourced, food grade ingredients.
Remember to start with a soil conditioner
Whether you are an avid vegetable gardener, a flower enthusiast, or just want a nice looking landscape, the secret to your success begins with your soil. Rather than simple and static, the soil is a dynamic environment, ideally full of tiny plants and animals, microbial activity, and all of the organic processes that lead to healthy plant life.
Monty’s Liquid Carbon Organic Soil Conditioner can maximize the potential of your soil and help ensure it is a plant-friendly, vibrant environment, especially if your lawn and garden are full of clay soil, showing signs of compaction, reduced nutrient availability or dependence on chemicals.
Spray it on...it’s that easy
Our proprietary technology is making it possible to rebuild your soil with far less effort than the old days of tilling, aerating, and dethatching. Try Liquid Carbon as a highly cost effective means of enhancing aeration, reducing compaction, increasing moisture retention, and assisting with breakdown of organic matter. Plus, if you compost, it’s like composting only faster! Read more about “Why Use a Soil Conditioner?”
Liquid Carbon is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for use in organic production.
Our commitment to you
Monty’s Plant Food Company began with a passion to find the best quality plant food. With our unique formulations and proprietary technology we have developed innovative plant and soil solutions that are productive, economically feasible, and environmentally sound. We remain committed to providing the most innovative, easy-to-use, efficient and eco-friendly plant food and soil conditioners on the market.
Founded in 1997, Monty’s Plant Food Company manufactures plant and soil enhancement products. More than a plant food and soil conditioner company, Monty’s is a technology company using advanced science to promote a more sustainable solution for gardeners and growers.
Monty's plant foods and soil conditioner are also sold at independent lawn and garden centers. To find one near you, click here. Monty’s Plant Food Company began not as a company but as a passion; a passion to find the best quality plant food. Monty Justice was looking for a balanced pH product that would not add salts to the soil while still maintaining excellent nutrition for his own roses, which he grew for competition. However, no such product existed in the early 1980’s. Instead of giving up, Justice decided he would just invent one. And, he did.
Created in his own home, Monty’s initial formula soon became the joy of gardeners across the Kentucky community where he was born and raised. As word spread, demand grew and Monty soon found himself bottling his product in one gallon recycled milk jugs and delivering them to customers across the Mid-South from the trunk of his car.
The initial days of the company were truly a family business. His wife and children helped with mixing, packaging and distribution. His son-in-law, Dennis Stephens, was his business partner in their rose care company as they tended some of the most prestigious rose gardens in central Kentucky. Then, reports mounted about the success of Monty’s on garden crops. Stephens, a generational farmer from Bourbon County, KY, began the first trials on his own family’s tobacco crops, just to see if the results they had been seeing in roses and vegetable gardens could be reproduced on a larger scale. After that first season, amazed by the results, Stephens along with another business man convinced Monty that it was time to take the product to an even larger audience.
Gone are the days of mixing product on the back patio, but that same family atmosphere and commitment to value and excellence still persists. Even though we are now delivering our product in different containers than we once used for mixing a week’s supply, you can count on Monty’s Plant Food to continue to search for products that will benefit plants and the people who grow them.