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Why Organic Fertilizer is important.
So why is Organic Fertilizer important, you may ask? Organic fertilizer helps the soil towards achieving ecological balance by allowing other organisms to thrive as they have done over time immemorial.
These natural fertilizers are slow to break down into the nutrients the growing plants or crops require giving them longer periods they can sustain crops well into harvest time.
Because of the porous nature of organic fertilizers, it allows circulation of air, which in turn benefits microorganisms that help release nutrients into the soil. The same porous features also encourage water absorption and retention thereby keeping nutrients where they are targeted and thus helping the plants grow well.
Types of Organic Fertilizer.
Organic fertilizer is usually made from plant waste or animal waste or powdered minerals. Examples include manure and compost, as well as bone and cottonseed meal.
The most commonly used, cow manure is rich in nutrients that feed plants and soil. As with chicken manure, applying fresh directly to plants can burn them, so it’s recommended to properly compost it before use. If you’re using it on fruit and vegetables, it’s worth searching for manure produced by organically farmed cows, otherwise you risk putting chemical antibiotic residues, among others, on your plants/crops.
Chicken droppings contain more nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous than any other type of manure and it’s a great source of other nutrients such as calcium and magnesium to boot. However, you must ensure that the manure is properly composted before use as the high nitrogen content can burn plants if the manure is raw. Also make sure that your fertiliser comes from a free-range chicken farm in order to maintain the organic and nutritional value.
Do you grow tobacco? If you grow tobacco and you wish to increase your yields per hectare planted then mixing our organic fertilizer with chemical fertilizer will result in high yields. We all know what high yields equate to! More money.
Do you grow maize? If you grow maize then consider using a combination of our organic fertilizer and a chemical fertilizer such as Compound ‘D’ to maximize your yields. Your soil will thank you for it with high yields.
You could be growing tomatoes, onions, cabbages Again the list goes on! If you grow any garden vegetable and you wish to enrich the soil for your vegetables to thrive in – then treat that soil with some organic fertilizer.