5 Things You Didn't Know About Organic Fertilizer
1. Organic Fertilizer Isn’t New
The first form of fertilizer was organic. In fact, Egyptians, Native Americans and Romans among other early civilization used some form of minerals, manure or composting to promote healthier crops.
2. Organic Fertilizer Can Contain Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
Just because it’s organic, doesn’t mean it contains no NPK. Some organic fertilizers contain natural forms of NPK, directly affecting the plant health. Other types of organic fertilizer like soil amendments do not contain NPK and therefore indirectly affect plant health. Click here for additional information on the difference between synthetic fertilizer, organic fertilizer and soil amendments.
3. Organic Fertilizers Are Researched-Based and Validated
One common misconception regarding organic fertilizers is that they aren’t researched based. This is far from the truth. Today, many organic fertilizers are supported by university studies and third party field-testing and validation. When searching for organic fertilizers, ask for their research reports. Click here for university testing on Healthy Grow (granular, organic fertilizer) and Holganix (liquid, bionutritional organic fertilizer).
4. Organic Fertilizers Are Cost Effective
Just because it’s organic, doesn’t mean it isn’t cost Effective. Whether you DIY or purchase from an organic fertilizer manufacturer, there are many cost effective products available.
5. Organic Fertilizer May Or May Not Contain Living Biology
Some organic fertilizers do not contain living biology but may contain food sources, which is still a great benefit. Other organic products contain living, beneficial microorganisms and are designed to set the soil food web back in balance, taking a probiotic approach to plant health. Learn more about the benefits of living microorganisms