Making our plants beautiful by fertilizing with organic fertilizers is not as easy as it may be when you are using the conventional chemical fertilizers. Unlike the chemical fertilizers which are in convenient packages and can be used on the day of purchase, organic fertilizers take time because they need to be composted so that they will not burn your plant and you will have the necessary nutrients needed by your plants. However, going organic is the safest and most used method in gardening and even in farming today.
When opting to go with organic gardening, you should do a research on the fertilizers you use as to know which one has the best nutrients that your plant needs. Plants do vary in terms of the nutrients that they require in order to grow healthy. Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus are the three nutrients that are needed by the plants so be sure your fertilizer has a sufficient amount of those nutrients. In case you are just buying your organic fertilizer, read the package and instructions carefully and check the percentage of the nutrients. There are some of them which are not balanced in the amount of nutrients per package. Go with something that your plant will benefit from.
You can also make your own organic fertilizer if you want. All you need are animal manures and anything biodegradable that has nutrients. Before proceeding, it is best if you do a research on what you will be using. Animal manures such as horse manure, pig manure, chicken manure, rabbit manure and even goat manure can be used on your compost. You can either do the traditional way of composting which is by digging a hole and put your manures and other wastages or by vermiculture. The traditional method of composting is to select a place where there is both partial sunlight and shade. Dig a hole of about 3x3 feet (this will vary on your preference). Now put all of your organic materials as well as your garden clippings and add dried leaves, and dried twigs on top of it. Water it daily to maintain its dampness to avoid from getting it dried up. Use a pitchfork to turn the organic materials around every two weeks and add a shovelful of soil on top of it. Remember to aerate it by poking with your pitchfork so that the air can reach the inside of the compost. When it decomposes, you can now use it on your garden. The vermiculture is a new method in organic fertilizer. They use specific species of worms to do the job of composting for us. Although it is a little bit similar to the traditional composting, the only difference is that they add worms to make the process of composting much easier and faster.
All of these are beneficial methods if you are planning on going with organic farming. Not only will it be safer for you and your family, you will also have fun while you are making your own organic fertilizer.