What types of organic fertilizers are there?

For healthy plants they need fertilizer

It would be very difficult to find someone who does not like to see a healthy garden, but for it to be that way its owner has to try to do everything possible to meet the needs of the plants that form it. And the same should happen if they are grown in pots. Therefore, one of the most important things is to pay them, but not with any product, if not with organic fertilizers.

And it is that with exceptions (carnivores and orchids), the vast majority of plant beings need "food" that comes from decomposing organic matter; that is, of animal excrement, remains of other plants that have fallen to the ground, etc. But don't worry, you won't have to do anything weird to get them: below you will see the different organic fertilizers that there are 🙂.

Why use organic fertilizers?

Manure for plants

In the world in which we live, the contamination of the land (and the atmosphere), deforestation and, ultimately, the damage we are doing to planet Earth is news every day. The chemicals used in gardening are very effective, but they have proven to be very harmful to both the environment and humans, so what better way than to use products of organic origin to avoid making the situation worse.

Anyway, If you want to know what the advantages are, here you have them:

  • They improve the microbial activity of the soil, making it more fertile.
  • It favors the retention of nutrients, as well as the absorption capacity of water.
  • They allow us to take advantage of organic remains.

The only drawback is that they can be a source of pathogens if they are not properly treated. Hence the importance of wearing gloves every time they are to be applied.

Different types of organic fertilizers

Compost, an excellent fertilizer for the myrtle

  • Animal droppings: As the guano, herbivorous animal manure, chicken manure, or the slurry.
  • Compost: fruit of the decomposition of plant or animal remains. More information here.
    • Some variables would be, for example, egg and banana peels thrown directly on the ground, and not inside a composter.
  • Earthworm humus: it is the organic matter decomposed by worms.
  • Ashes: those that come from wood, bones (from fruits for example) or from any other type of organic matter, are very rich in potassium. But since it has a very high pH, ​​it should only be applied in small doses and very occasionally.
  • Hangover: it is the sediment of the rivers. Only use if said river is not polluted.
  • Sewage sludge: they are rich in organic matter, but can contain heavy metals. However, its use in forests is allowed.
  • Green manure: they are generally legume plants, which are allowed to grow and then cut and buried in the ground. Thus they provide nitrogen. More information.
  • biol: is the liquid resulting from biogas production.

I hope it has been useful to you 🙂.

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