mom. Organic Gardening. December 25th , 2017.
For your garden can be called an organic garden, you should always use Organic Fertilizer instead of synthetic or chemical-based Fertilizer. If you don’t use the nature friendly Organic Fertilizer, yours is not an organic garden just a conventional garden, just that simple.
There are many types of good quality organic fertilizers out there , each of them comes with their own advantages as well as disadvantages which depend on you, your garden, and how you do gardening.You could use cow or horse dung as the organic ingredient. You could buy it in sacks on a garden supplier store in your area, or if there’s a a stable near you, just buy truckloads of dung from there. Make sure the dung is well degraded beforehand. If it’s not, there’s a big chance that your plants’ roots will get burned if you add the dung directly in the soil. This dung fertilizer also add plenty of organic matter to the soil, which is always a good news.
Another type of reliable Organic Fertilizer is Bone dust. This fertilizer is rich with calcium and it slowly releases it into the soil. This is a perfect choice for plants that love calcium but careful though, it should be avoided if your plants love acidic soil.
Green manuring is to grow a plant that will be plow back later into the soil. It has many advantages. For example, if you grow clover, the plant’s capable to capture nitrogen from the air which will enrich the soil. Not to mention, you also give organic matter into the soil this way.
You could also utilize the leftover grass from your lawn-mowing work. Just lay it on the soil, and the bacteria and earthworms will make it into compost. This is a preferred method, since it keeps your soil from drying out as well, by keeping it to be always moist under the grass.
And for the last one, you could use guano or bird droppings. Don’t collect it by yourself though, as it will waste a lot of time. You better ask your garden supplier on where to buy guano, big chance they know the place that sell and will tell you where is the location. Guano will add calcium into the soil, so don’t plant your rhododendron on it. Good quality and reliable organic fertilizers are all your garden will ever need.
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