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Fertilizer

Natural soil additives can make your garden perform beyond your highest expectations!

Check out our collection of articles on earth-friendly fertilizer info, like understanding NPK ratios, using animal manure, going organic, and more. We’re here to help you build healthy soil and robust plants!

Fertilizer Numbers: What They Mean and Why They Matter

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Understanding what the numbers on a fertilizer bag mean is as easy as 1-2-3.

New Labeling on Seaweed Fertilizer Explained

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Gardeners have been using kelp extracts for years, but now the EPA is requiring new labeling on the growth amendment.

Using Fish and Seaweed Fertilizers

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Nutrient-rich fish and seaweed fertilizers make the garden grow.

Gardening with Chickens

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Natural fertilizer and pest control from the birds that give us eggs and companionship.

Micronutrients Essential for Plant Health

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There’s a whole list of plant micronutrients that are key, in much smaller quantities, to the health of your plants.

Fertilizer Runoff Killing Gulf

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This year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, usually around 6,000 to 7,000 square miles, might well be the largest in history.

Plant Growth Regulators: Safe?

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Flowering plants, like marigolds, have been treated with PGRs for years, resulting in small plants with many blossoms.

Easy to Make Fertilizer Recipes

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Proven fertilizer recipes -- using trusted, organic ingredients -- that answer your garden's specific needs.

Phosphorus Apocalypse

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Every gardener worth her or his compost knows what phosphorus is. It’s the “P” in the N-P-K ratio.

Soil Amendments for Your Garden

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A vegetable grower's guide to the different types of products available for amending your soil.

A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizers

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In a perfect world, your garden's soil would provide all the nutrients plants need.

Organic Fertilizer Benefits

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What's the best fertilizer -- natural vs. synthetic -- to use in your garden?