Fertilizing Your Organic Garden: Some Important Dos And Don'ts


Starting an organic garden can be a great experience, especially for those who enjoy gardening and cooking with fresh, organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Fertilization is an important part of keeping your garden growing nice and healthy. Before you get started with your garden then, there are some fertilization tips you should be aware of.

DO Conduct a Soil Test

First and foremost, it's always recommended that you complete a soil test before you grow anything in the ground that you plan on consuming yourself. There are DIY soil test kits that you can buy at most gardening stores, or you can send in a sample to a testing company for even more detailed and accurate results. A soil test is a good way to determine the makeup of the soil so that you can figure out whether you should buy a special fertilizer with enhancements or any other additives.

DON'T Overdo Fertilization

What many first-time gardeners don't realize is that there is such thing as too much fertilizing in an organic garden. When you use too much fertilizer, the growth of your plants can actually be stifled and your plants don't get to grow as naturally as they are supposed to. Try to limit putting fertilizer down only when your plants need it; doing it this way will save you time and money, too.

DO Know Your Vitamins

Be aware of the various vitamins and nutrients that plants need to grow and thrive. Specifically, there are a few that you'll want to make sure your soil or fertilizer has plenty of, and that's nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous. These are responsible for helping plants bloom, promoting strong plant stalks, and general growth. 

DON'T Overlook Labels

When you're shopping for fertilizer for your organic garden, of course you're going to want to use an organic fertilizer. Be careful as you shop, however. While you might be shopping in the organic section of a gardening department, you'll still want to play it safe by taking the time to read the label and make sure that what you're buying is truly organic. After all, shoppers put things back on the wrong shelves all the time; it would be a shame if you ended up using a non-organic fertilizer on your garden by mistake.

By keeping these tips in mind when it comes to caring for your organic garden, you'll be on your way to success in no time. if you have additional questions about fertilizer, contacting fertilizer companies, like T And N Inc, directly is a good way to ensure you get correct and useful information.


5 August 2015

how to garden when you have limited space

My family enjoys eating produce of all kinds. Last year, we decided to grow our own produce during the summer to try to save some money on our grocery bill for the year. Our one problem that we had to find the solution for was making the most of the limited space that we have to grow a garden. This blog will show you how to grow a garden full of delicious produce even if you don't have a nice, big yard to use to create it. Hopefully, our experiences will help you find out how to garden when you have limited space.