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Fertilizer Alternatives

6 Of The Top Organic Fertilizers

organic fertilizersby James Ellison

Some of the most important organic fertilizers are fish emulsion, seaweed, earthworm castings, bone meal, kelp meal, and rock phosphates. These natural fertilizers will improve your plants, especially yield plants, and are great for the soil. Not only do they nourish your plants but the soil as well so that it is healthy enough to support whatever you decide to plant. It is quite easy to match the organic fertilizer to the plant you need it for thus improving the plants and making them healthier. They also tell you how often to use them so that you don’t overdo. Some fertilizers are longer lasting and do not have to be applied as often.

Fish Emulsion and Seaweed
This combination of organic fertilizer is just about as good as one can get. It is high in trace minerals that plants need and help to establish root growth. The joining of the two makes the best complete fertilizer so there is no need to add anything else. Fish emulsions made from fish or fish by-products along with seaweed, a saltwater plant can give you a very healthy plants.

Earthworm Castings
Earthworms are burrowers. While burrowing in the soil they swallow the soil that contains organic matter. It is then ground up in the gizzard and expelled as castings. These castings aerate the soil and have over 60 trace minerals that are needed by plants. Do not use chemical fertilizers near earthworms as it is toxic to them.

Bone Meal
Due to the slow release of this organic fertilizer it is safer when transplanting new plants and lowers transplant shock. It promotes a healthy root system. Bonemeal contains calcium, nitrogen, and phosphorus and is one of the best plant foods.

Kelp Meal
This fertilizer is made from dried seaweed and is used as an additive with other organic fertilizers. It is high in plant food growth hormones which will help your plants to grow bigger and stronger. It is also thought that plants that this is used on develop a resistance to pests and disease.

Rock Phosphates
It is not only a natural source of calcium, phosphates, and trace minerals but it improves the soil and is one of the best fertilizers for transplanting young plants since it does not burn roots. Urban Organics All Purpose Organic FertilizerIt is also a slow dissolver in water which makes it last a lot longer than most others.

Organic fertilizers are the best for your garden, flowers, and your lawn. They provide natural elements to the soil and plants which is very beneficial to the environment. Today when everything we eat and use is chemically altered in one way or another it is refreshing to know that we can get back to the basics and perhaps be healthier in the future. After all most of these elements have been around for centuries.

About the Author:

Jim’s articles are from extensive research on each of his topics. You can learn more of organic and natural fertilizers by visiting: Organic Fertilizers

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Discussion

14 Responses to “6 Of The Top Organic Fertilizers”

  1. Hi there…Man i love reading your blog, interesting posts ! it was a great Friday . Isla Fisher

    Posted by Isla Fisher | February 22, 2008, 11:11 am
  2. Some interesting information here, although is there any real proof that organic fertilizers are better for your garden?

    Posted by Alex | March 10, 2009, 9:52 am
  3. the only argument I can give for organic being better for the environment as opposed to inorganic is that the process that goes into making organic fertilizer is much more friendly than the process of making inorganic.

    So basically, just the mass manufacturing of organic vs. inorganic will help the environment.

    Posted by Nate | March 10, 2009, 11:18 am
  4. One more advantage is they last longer. I would not use bone meal if you have alot of animals in your area. I found they dig it up if they can smell it. Blood meal is a good one for nitrogen.

    Posted by amy | March 13, 2009, 9:43 pm
  5. I think it is a good idea if you love your plants as it is healthy for them.

    regards,
    ASHISH THAKKAR

    Posted by Ashish | October 6, 2009, 9:41 am
  6. I have to agree with you about the organic fertilizers for your garden – the only thing is they are more expensive than other types of fertilizers but well worth it to keep your garden looking good :)

    Posted by James | January 16, 2010, 10:10 am
  7. The best benefit of using organic fertilizer is that it will give you non-toxic food.

    Posted by Panic Attacks | May 17, 2010, 12:27 am
  8. Thankyou for the information, have you tried ShoreGrow? It is a seaweed fertilizer that is offering some great results for a varierty of plants and is completely organic!

    Posted by Benjamin | June 15, 2010, 4:11 am
  9. good overview, and the most eco-sound is for us to recycle the wealth of food scraps we produce at home. I am doing R&D for an appliance to quickly extract organic fertilizer from food scraps, before composting / feeding to earthworms. Take our 5 minutes survey used towards this R&D work:
    http://www.urbanfarmsorganic.com/survey.html

    Posted by Hala | July 9, 2010, 8:40 am
  10. Good post. There will be a day when we can get fresh fertilizer from our own bathrooms. Humans/animals probably produce some of the most potent fertilizers. If we can only harness what we already have.

    Posted by Dantes | August 5, 2011, 3:27 pm
  11. I am now not certain where you are getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend a while studying much more or figuring out more. Thank you for fantastic information I used to be looking for this information for my mission.

    Posted by Mass Friends | August 21, 2011, 3:44 am
  12. Very good post.
    Great information about these fertilizers. Thanks!

    Posted by Dane Rox | August 29, 2011, 3:05 am
  13. it’s what good idea and also good explanations…

    Posted by solias | June 3, 2013, 1:38 pm

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