At some point in tending your garden, you may want to apply some fertilizer to help boost the growth and quality of your vegetables and plants. If you want to stay away from harmful chemicals, it’s best to use the best organic fertilizer for this very purpose.
Having said that, there’s no one best organic fertilizer that meets the requirements of all the vegetables and plants you wish to grow. That’s the main reason why there’s a variety of naturally occurring elements used for fertilizers for variety of plants and vegetables.
Like its traditional counterparts, organic fertilizers also show 3 digits, each representing the percentage of its nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content. This is otherwise known as N-P-K. So it is up to you to know beforehand the ideal NPK content needed by the plants you’re growing.
As an example, here are some of the most common organic fertilizers used by most growers. You can use this as a guide to help you choose the best for your garden.
Bat guano fertilizer is derived from the butts of bats. But no need to worry, there is a strict standard being implemented that no harm is done to the bats. As a fertilizer, this is one of the most use general purpose soil builder and fertilizer because of its high content of humus content. It has an NPK percentage of 10-3-1.
Kelp Meal Fertilizer
This is another example of a general purpose fertilizer. This is derived from brown seaweeds from the ocean. Dried kelps works great in maintaining plant growth hormones as well as facilitate the sustained and slow release of nutrients for the plants. This type of organic fertilizers are commonly used for growing trees and flowers.
Organic Liquid Lawn Fertilizer
If you want to maintain a lush and chemical free yard, you can use this type of fertilizer which is specially prepared for the purpose of giving the right nutrients for your lawn. You can simply have this attached to your garden hose and you can be sure that your plants can absorb up to 97% of all nutrients. It has an NPK percentage of 2-3-1.
Organic Vegetable Fertilizer
This type of fertilizer is considered a complete plant food for your vegetables. You can apply this on about 4-5 inches of your soil. It will slowly work it way down over time and gradually releasing the much needed nutrients for your plant. This works very well for vegetables, tomatoes as well as spices and herbs.
This is a special type of fertilizer which instead of giving the necessary nutrients for the plants, it attaches itself to the roots of the plant facilitating the absorption and use of organic elements already found in the soil. Mycorrhizal fungi will simply work in conjunction with another fertilizer making sure that your plant is making the most out of the nutrients.
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