In William Shakespeare's time there wasn't any conventional fertilizers at a local Garden Nursery. In fact, there weren't any Garden Nursery stores. People back then, made fertilizer from composting. Today, too many people believe that they must apply conventional fertilizers for plant nutrition. After all, once applied, almost immediate satisfying results are seen.
The Truth of this matter is the fact that conventional fertilizers do provide a fast level of plant growth at the start. However, when placed head to head with natural high-performance plant care actions, such as using your own custom made compost, store bought fertilizers come in last for the long run. Here is why...
Therefore, store bought fertilizers are mostly electrolytes that increase the electrical conductivity of the soil. This will produce fast plant growth and BURNOUT your soil's microbial community. Thus, in the long run, chemical fertilizers can destroy all the microbial life in the soil and decrease the growth process for healthy plants.
So in several cases, especially for a Homeowner with room in a yard to compost, buying fertilizer is just buying another Bill Of Goods! Peruse my previous GoingTrueGreen blog posts on composting. The category is on the right of this page. Before you know it, we can all be on our way toward a more sustainable life that saves us money and Earth.
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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