If your embeds are failing to thrive, throwing buds, turning yellowed, or diseased, it could be an imbalance in your soil nutrients that’s killing your weeds. In Today’s episode, let’s look into a directory of 15 most useful and strong organic or natural fertilizers that can bring a coup in organic horticulture if used correctly. We will too learn how to use these and likewise evidence you some organic fertilizers you have never heard off before.
And lastly we will show you how to make a cocktail mixture out of these for affluence of application and calculate the final NPK value of this powder. All that’s Coming up!
Let’s start with a brief introduction and basic concepts before we roll out the fertilizers. Please do not skip this information.
Well, We all is a well-known fact that the Major nutrients or Macronutrients found in fertilizer are nitrogen( N ), phosphorus( P) and potassium( K)- that’s NPK and each fertilizer has a ratio of these nutrients mentioned on the labels. This NPK ratio is very important to decide what you want to achieve from your seeds. Nitrogen( N) is required for growing of foliage, that’s buds of the plant. Phosphorus( P) is important for strong root rise and budding and fruiting. Potassium( K) cures regulate important functional process in a flower and move the bush healthful. The Minor trace elements or Micronutrients are also important and include iron( Fe ), boron( B ), chlorine( Cl ), manganese( Mn ), zinc( Zn ), copper( Cu ), sulphur and many more. We also know that the use of Chemical or Synthetic fertilizers is harmful and hazardous to all living organisms on earth.
On the other hand, we also know the benefits of using organic fertilizers.
Having said that, Now let’s list them one by one with few important points on each of them. Please watch it till the end! And by the end of this escapade, I speculation, you will be really astounded to know so many organic options for fertilizers and numerous non-animal replaces for vegan gardeners.
1. Cow Dung Manure:
This has been the universal fertilizer since ages. Not exclusively cow dung, you can also use horse dung, goat dung and so on. But recollect, it has to be fully decomposed to be used as a fertilizer. Generally, It has a NPK ratio of 2:1: 1 +/ – 0.5 and this has a decent amount of all three major nutrients. Apart from mixing it in your potting mix in about 30% amount, generally a handful of cowdung previously every month or twice a month is good enough for most flowering and fruiting plants.
You can find a detailed video on cow dung tips-off and maneuvers from a connect in description below.
This is nothing but earthworm poop or earthworm castings. Generally, It has a NPK ratio of 2:1: 1 +/ – 0.5 and can be used in place of cow dung manure or a mix of both.
Apart from mixing it in your potting mix in about 30% balance, generally a handful of vermicompost formerly in a few months or twice a month is good enough for most of flowering and fruiting seeds.
3. Blood Meal:
This fertilizer is created using powdered animal blood. Generally, This has a NPK ration of 12: 1.5: 0.5. This implies it is high in nitrogen, and low-spirited in other aspects. One important point to remember while exercising blood banquet is it is highly acidic and over dose can cause fertilizer burn which usually happens with chemical fertilizers. But the advantage of using blood meal is its most fast act like the chemical fertilizers and can be used to quickly heal ailing seeds with nitrogen inadequacy. Add half to 1 teaspoon near the roots of the plant and sea the weed and You should see the results within “two weeks “.
4. Fish Meal:
as the call intimates, its made from fish and fish bones. Generally, It has a NPK ratio of 5: 2:2 or may be different depending on the company label. This too is fairly fast-acting fertilizer same to blood snack and apart from nitrogen, It has decent amounts of phosphorus and calcium as well.
5. Chicken or Poultry Manure:
This generally has NPK of 4:3: 3 +/ -1 and has more nitrogen material than cowdung. This is also fast acting and hence over dosage can burn your plants. Use very little dosage, similar to blood meal. The Best way to use these 3 fertilizers- that’s blood banquet, fish banquet and chicken excrement, is to add a small amount to the soil before seeding or to quickly heal a plant with nutrient deficiencies.
6. Bone Meal:
This needs no introduction. This is made from powdered animal bones which is either as punishment steamed bone snack pulverize or rough powder for slower liberate, that’s for the entire growth cycle of a flora. This generally has NPK of 4:20: 0. This is high in phosphorous content and very important for strong beginnings and healthy growing and fruiting. Adding one table spoonful per medium sized container mingled into the potting soil is sufficient for the entire growth cycle.
7. Rock Phosphate:
This is a vegan alternative to bone meal with high phosphorous content with NPK of about 0:20: 0. You can either included this while you are preparing potting mix- 1 table spoon mixed with a potting mix publication of a 12 to 15 inch receptacle or use 1 to 2 teaspoons of formerly in about 3 months per plant of its already in soil or potted.
This fast-acting fertilizer is available for free along most coastlines. It’s NPK is about 2:1: 4. Its high in potassium as well. It also has abundance of micronutrients like zinc and cast-iron. Seaweed is considered highly beneficial to plants that need high levels of potassium.
Commercially it’s a accessible as either Zyme Granules or Seaweed liquid extract which also contains humic acid, fulvic battery-acids and other helpful amino acids.
You can add half to one teaspoon per seed once in a few months to nourish them with seaweed nutrients. Liquid seaweed obtain can be used to quickly rejuvenate an ailing plant of nutrient paucities by spraying it on the foliages- that’s called foliar feeding and too by watering the flower. The dosage is 10 ml per litre of spray. Make sure you spray more on the underside of the foliages, because the stomata or the openings are more in list on the underside.
9. Humic Acid and Fulvic Acid:
These are rather growth enhancers and final break-down constituents of the natural degeneration of flora and animal materials. Humic acids are an excellent natural and organic behavior to provide bushes and soil with a centralized dose of indispensable nutrients, vitamins and trace elements. Humic acids chelate complex nutrient deepens in the grime to proselytize them to a chassis suitable for plant absorption.
This reduces the fertilizer consumption by upto 30% and increases budding and fruiting by up to 70%. So, How to use this? The Dosage is 1 teaspoon per litre of spray. Mix it well and irrigate 1 cup, that’s about 250 ml of it per bush. If you are using liquid include 3 ml per litre and liquid your weeds. You should examine outcomes within 2 weeks.
10. Organic Micronutrient Granules:
This type of fertilizers contains both major NPK nutrients and micronutrients like Calcium, Sulphur, Zinc, Copper, Iron, Boron, Molybdenum, Manganese, Chlorine, etc. You can add about 1 teaspoon of it per flora once in a month. You can watch a detailed video on many micronutrient paucity blueprints from a attach in description below.
11. Neem Cake and Neem Cake Powder:
This is both a good fertilizer as well as a good soil pesticide. It’s actually the left over product after neem lubricant distillation, any patty for that matter is a left over product. You can mingle about 10% of it when drawing up your potting assortment to avoid soil pests.
You can also sprinkle it around your existing plants. You can also make a liquid fertilizer or neem patty tea by adding one handful per liter of liquid and allow it to brew for at least 24 hours and then water your bush either directly or by further diluting in sea.
12. Mustard Cake and Powder:
This is another natural source of NPK and increases flowering in bushes. The abuse is similar to how we discussed for Neem cake powder.
13. Epsom Salt:
This is the best source of magnesium for seeds. It’s chemically magnesium sulfate. Magnesium is the central most atom of the chlorophyll molecule. You all know chlorophyll is very essential for photosynthesis- that’s plant food production. You can watch a detailed video on the uses of Epsom salt and how to use it from relation in description.
14. Soyabean Meal:
That is something that need a special mention, particularly for vegans who can use this as a substitute for bone meal for phosphorous supply.
15. OTHER ORGANIC FERTILIZERS:
that need a mention, like Alfalfa Meal, Azomite, Cotton seed snack, Feather meal, Green Sand and so on. Well, Now let’s see how to prepare the cocktail fertilizer mix. With so many Organic Fertilizers in hand, using them all one by one is a tough task. So what I ever do is mix them all and total the NPK value nearly and use them with a certain dosage per plant.
This time I decided to mix simply the cool trash excluding vermi compost and cow dung manure. Let’s mingle all the other ingredients and make a cocktail mix and total the NPK value and use accordingly. Do not fret too much about over dosage, because most are organic fertilizers and will not harm your plant.
To get a better idea on totalling the NPK and making this cocktail universal fertilizer, You can watch the details of the chapter on this subject from this end screen link circled right here. Please like, share and Comment below with your inquiries and feedback.
Happy Gardening !.