Organic Fertilizers

Organic Fertilizers

Humanity has used organic fertilizers since the beginning of agriculture. Returning to organic fertilizers means going back to the days when food was healthy and natural and all the diseases caused by the chemicals we put in our bodies did not exist. That is why it is necessary to decrease the dependence we have on artificial chemical fertilizers, especially if we have an orchard where we grow the vegetables we consume at our table.

Organic fertilizers are all residues of living materials with which we can fertilize the garden. Plants get significant amounts of nutrients from them and the soil is enriched with organic carbon, which improves its physical, chemical and biological characteristics.

There are many methods for preparing such fertilizers with the things we have on hand at home. You can benefit from any type of organic material to prepare fertilizer that can feed your indoor, garden or garden plants.

Among the materials that can be used to produce organic fertilizers are kitchen scraps, garden clippings, chimney ash, water in which vegetables or eggs are boiled, water from washing milk containers, water from the fish tank, etc. On the other hand, if you live in the countryside, you can have a compost tower, earthworms to produce humus, and use manure from chickens, pigs, horses or cow, etc. These materials must undergo a period of decomposition and fermentation depending on the type of material, otherwise it burns the plants and attracts many insects; This process is produced naturally by the action of water, air, sunlight and microorganisms.

With the use of organic fertilizers will increase the ability of the soil to absorb various nutrients. It increases water retention in the soil, so water is better absorbed when you water your plants and retain moisture for longer. It increases aeration and oxygenation, so there is more activity of aerobic base microorganisms. Organic fertilizers are a good source of energy for these micro-organisms, so they multiply rapidly.

Follow the helpful tips on these pages and your plants will be healthier, greener and happier.

Indoor plants should be fertilized every two to three months, plants outside the house, every month. The amount of light the plants receive also determines how often they should be fertilized. When they receive a lot of light, they should be fertilized more often.

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