A major component of a successful organic garden, is
the fertilizers you use. Like everything else in the world of
organic gardening, fertilizers must be composed of all natural
ingredients. If you are an organic purist, or will be growing
produce for the organic marketplace, make certain that the
label on any fertilizers you use state "Certified Organic". We
will focus upon organic gardening in the home market, where the
"Certified Organic" tag is not a requirement.
Many home gardeners do not realize the broad range of
organic products available to them. It is likely that you are
already using one or more of these products.
Here are some of the most common organic fertilizers:
-rich in a wide range of plant nutrients, it also adds to soil
Seaweed & Kelp - provides nutrients and trace
minerals, stimulates root growth.
Fish Emulsion - rich in nutrients. Gardeners have
used fish remains for hundreds of years, with great success.
a well recognized natural fertilizer and soil amendment.
Tea - liquid runoff from the composting process. Use it to
replace chemical liquid fertilizers for home gardens. Put some on
your houseplants, too.
Cover crops - after your gardening is done for
the season, grow annual rye grass and other annual crops. Till
plants into the soil in the spring to replenish nitrogen and other
minerals to your soil.
Worm Castings - worms ingest plant matter and
excrete a mineral rich soil additive.
Bat Guano - a rich manure that gardeners covet for
Epsom Salts- commonly used to provide
magnesium and sulfur to the soil. Promotes bushier growth and more
Molasses and Honey - in small amounts to feed
microorganisms in the soil.
Fertilizer - High in nutrients, micro-nutrients
Fertilizer- packed with major and minor nutrients and amino
acids, organic gardeners use this to stimulate plant growth.
More on Organic Gardening:
garden seeds - the all important starting point
garden soil and soil amendments
insect repellents/insect control
Buy Organic Seeds and Supplies - Seeds,
Worm castings, fertilizer, fish emulsion, repellents, and more.
Neptune's Harvest Fish and Seaweed Fertilizers
The Envirocycle Compost/ Compost Tea maker is the
perfect solution for people who want to make compost and collect
compost tea. It does both!
Buy Composter/Compost Tea Maker now
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