mom. Organic Gardening. January 18th , 2018.
The best Organic Fertilizer for vegetable garden always comes from organic matters. Such as animal manures and grass clippings and other by products from both animals and plants. This nature-friendly fertilizer has many advantages: they give rich nutrients to vegetable plants, very bio-degradable and wont contaminate the environment. Nutritious Organic Fertilizer is a crucial element of organic gardening that promotes self-sustaining gardening and healthy and nutritious vegetable products.
Animal manures are rich with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. But you need to use them in large quantities for providing enough nutrients for your vegetable plants. The manures ideally should be spread two or three inches high. Where you can’t find manure, use water-soluble fertilizer to give your vegetable plants the nutrients they need.
Organic by products from animals include bone meal, bone dust, and blood & bone. They have more phosphorus and nitrogen than animal manures but the downside is they don’t contain any potassium and fibrous material. The ideal spread height is four to eight ounces per ten sq. ft. square. Among them, blood & bone is a popular choice as it has a mixture of fertilizers within it and releases the mixture slowly.
Organic by products from plants include castor, cotton, and linseed meal but they’re so popular and hard to get. This type of fertilizer is concentrated and has more nitrogen than animal manure but the same amount potassium and phosphorus. They could be used in the same way like the by products of animals.
Green manuring is performed by planting plants such as barley, wheat, legume or oats in beds. Usually carries out in winter and fall and the plants are cultivated into the soil to become fertilizers. The plants should be watered and flattened before get cultivated. The soil should be in damp condition, not wet and be cultivated again after three weeks. It takes almost a month for organic matters to decompose and give your plants nutrients.
Garden compost is the most inexpensive material to produce your own Organic Fertilizer For Vegetable Garden. It’s also very easy to recycle kitchen scraps and garden waste. Most plants material can be composted with the exception of leaves from conifer plants and wood shavings. Don't use diseased plants or weeds as compost materials. Composting is a way to break down organic matters. It needs adequate aeration, moisture, and a neutral pH. When the condition becomes ideal, microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria start to multiply and break down organic matters in the compost.
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