"to obtain the very best results we must replace simultaneously the organic and mineral portions of the soil" - Sir Albert Howard
Organic soil amendment refers to any material that may be incorporated into soil, is derived from natural sources and guarantees a minimum percentage of nitrogen (N), phosphate (P), and potassium or potash (K).
Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth, development and reproduction. Nitrogen is responsible for abundant, leafy growth within plants. Nitrogen is generally applied at higher concentrations throughout the early stages of growth. Excessive amounts of nitrogen will promote vegetative growth at the expense of fruit or flower production. Sources of Nitrogen include Bat and Seabird Guano, Blood Meal, Fish Meal, Feather Meal, and Cottonseed Meal for acid loving plants.
Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for root growth, bud and flower development and productivity of fruit and seed crops. Most fruiting and flowering plants require moderate to high levels of phosphorus for the proper development of seeds and fruits. Sources of phosphorus include Rock Phosphates, Bone Meal and Bat Guano.
Potassium, or Potash, is an essential nutrient for carbohydrate metabolism and cellular growth in plants. Potassium helps to produce strong sturdy plants, aids in the quality of fruit and flower development and helps increase a plants resistance to all types of stress. Sources of phosphorus include Kelp Meal or Langbeinite.
Why should you choose organic and natural fertilizers? Organic fertilizers help to nourish the microbial life within soil, improving soil structure, nutrient recycling, moisture retention, and invigorating the health and the productivity of your gardens over a extended period of time. Organic fertilizers and soil amendments are an environmentally sound choice for your family. Don’t compromise your health or the nutritional value of your plants.