The Benefits of Switching To Organic Plant Food

August 9, 2018 - Comment

For those of you who are just starting to garden, consider the benefits of incorporating organic gardening methods right from the beginning. Make a point of learning about the benefits organic plant food brings to your garden. If you are an expert gardener who has been using and following traditional methods of gardening, take the

For those of you who are just starting to garden, consider the benefits of incorporating organic gardening methods right from the beginning. Make a point of learning about the benefits organic plant food brings to your garden. If you are an expert gardener who has been using and following traditional methods of gardening, take the time out to consider all the advantages that organic plant food could bring for you and your garden.

Using a natural plant food product to boost the condition of your ground and as a result improveing the appearance of your plants, is the best way to protect the environment. With this new green boom, the market of natural plant food has experienced an increase not only in sales but also in the number of products that are produced every year.

As the variety of natural plant food alternatives is so wide it can sometimes be difficult to choose the most appropriate product to match your needs. Read on to find out what are the most suitable natural products to take care of your garden. Natural plant food products are made of algae concentrates, animal dung, wood ash, fish coating and compost. All the natural plant food products are available in different ways, fluid, gritty, powder and rounded animal dung, which is commonly referred to as pellets.

Let’s have a look at the different ways of using each product.

Fluid plant food.
This product is used to sprinkle over the foliage

Powder plant food.
This has to be diluted in water and then poured into the ground. Both sprinkled and poured product application methods are the most widely used among farmers, but they do also argue about the pros and cons of each technique.

Pellet plant food
As this is a relatively new method, more farmers are turning to it due to its convenience and its proven effectiveness. Some of the pros of using pellet plant food are that it is significantly cheap compared to fluid and powder alternatives, and this kind of product frees substances in a gradual way.

Therefore, it does not exhaust the ground and it lets the ground take its time when absorbing substances. They also allow plants to make use of the substances they absorb for longer periods and they will not leak and erode the ground. Pellet plant food has very small quantities of inorganic substances and this makes it the perfect ally to condition your ground.

This type of plant food is made of various ingredients such as fish coating, algae concentrates and other sea-related things. The sea-related pellet plant food has small quantities of chemicals that are beneficial for the ground and plants. However, other ingredients are used to make pellet plant food. You will find chiropteran dung in some products and this is also a good ingredient because of the levels of nitrogen it has.

However, fertilizers with chemical compounds usually cause an unwanted accumulation of inorganic salt. When this happens, it can greatly affect your soil’s condition and your plants’ development as well as decreasing the population of helpful microbial and soil insects. While there are still a few build-ups of insoluble salts when you use organic plant food, you can ensure less harm done to your soil compared to synthetic fertilizers.

Excessive amounts of chemical-based fertilizers can actually burn your plants. With organic fertilizers that are slowly released into the soil, you can accidentally add too much of the organic plant food, but it is far less dangerous and damaging to your soil and plants. In the same situation with chemical fertilizers your plants would be killed.

Practicing organic gardening has numerous benefits, and first of all, it ensures that your soil becomes healthy and your plants flourish beautifully and naturally. Using organic plant food is an important step towards organic gardening and, subsequently, towards tastier food and better health.


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