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Organic Fertilizer for Your Herb Garden

No matter what type of herb garden design you have or whatever garden you have at home, using fertilizers will always be beneficial and good for all your herbs and to you and your whole family as well. Fertilizers will help in giving your herbs and other plants with other essential nutrients that ordinary potting soil and water can’t usually give. Using organic fertilizers, instead of commercially made fertilizers can be a lot better, since organic fertilizer are naturally occurring fertilizers, which mean that it will not cost you much or better yet, it will not cost you anything at all.

What are Organic Fertilizers?

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Organic Fertilizer for Your Herb Garden

Organic fertilizers are naturally occurring fertilizers, such as certain animals’ manure, slurry, worm castings, seaweeds, guano, humic acid, and many more. The term “organic fertilizer” basically refers to a natural occurring fertilizer that is free from any chemicals, such as pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, and many more. Many farmers and gardeners today make their own organic fertilizer for their garden. One of the most common organic fertilizers used by many people all around the globe is aged manure from certain animals. Not because aged manure is a great organic fertilizer, makes all kinds of manure good organic fertilizers.

Advantages of Organic Fertilizers

One advantage of organic fertilizers was already mentioned above, which is organic fertilizers do not cost a lot compared to commercially prepared fertilizers. Aside from the cost, organic fertilizers are believed to be healthier for both the garden and the consumers of the produce of the garden. Organic fertilizers can provide your entire garden with its essential and important nutrients slowly, as the organic fertilizer continues to break down in the soil or land. Fertilizing gardens with organic fertilizers will not require gardeners to fertilize the garden as often, since nutrients are slowly released and are not easily leached away by the weather.

Disadvantages of Organic Fertilizers

Making your own organic fertilizer at home will take time or even a year. Maintaining compost operation through gathering raw materials are needed to make it into an organic fertilizer. Aside from gathering raw materials, organic fertilizers made of manure will also need to be aged or even placed under direct sunlight exposure. Using age manure will also be sometimes complicated, especially when finding ways on how transport the manure or where to get the manure from, unless if you have a farm with many livestock. Organic fertilizers will only be an easy task for small gardens and not for large nor commercial gardens.