When it comes to purchasing fertilizer for your garden, there is a seemingly endless amount of choices. There are often slight variations from one brand to the next, but one major difference that can set a particular fertilizer apart from the rest is the presence of organic ingredients, rather than inorganic or synthetic components.
While professional growers spend a lot of time researching, testing, and searching for the best additives to introduce to their plants, most agree on the importance of organic fertilizer.
Here are 3 ways an organic fertilizer is the best choice for your garden:
All fertilizers supplement the soil with macronutrients needed in large amounts: nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. However, organic and inorganic fertilizers get these macronutrients through different materials. Organic fertilizers contain only plant or animal-based materials that are either a byproduct or end product of naturally occurring processes, such as manures, leaves, and compost. Synthetic fertilizers, on the other hand, are typically made from petroleum or natural gas, and the phosphorus, potassium, and other trace elements are often mined from the earth. These inorganic, synthetic compounds can be difficult for the plants to process.
Organic fertilizers release nutrients only when the soil is warm and moist, which tends to correspond with your plants’ time of greatest need. They also rely on soil organisms to break down organic matter, so nutrients may be released at a steady rate. Inorganic fertilizers provide nutrition immediately, but the concentration of nutrients increases the risk of burning the plant, and the rapid release of nutrients may leach them deeply into the soil and water table where plants can't access them.
Inorganic fertilizers are subject to leaching, a process that occurs when fertilizers are washed by rain or irrigation water below the level of plant roots. Heavy applications can burn your plants and build up toxic salt concentrations in the soil, which can create chemical imbalances.
Fortunately, Geoflora Nutrients make going organic easy, safe, and affordable! Geoflora is an easy to use organic fertilizer system that can be deployed at scale. By combining a granular form factor with a wide range of carefully selected organic ingredients, Geoflora Nutrients delivers a balanced charge of beneficial bacteria and over 19 organic inputs with diverse macro and secondary nutrient profiles, which work together to produce a simple yet effective solution for cultivators who want to see results – without the hassle.
Geoflora abides by the highest organic growing standards so that you can grow organically, and with confidence in your fertilizer. Geoflora Nutrients offer an added biological charge that aids in taking each input to its full potential, creating a web of living soil biology designed to aid in the transport and availability of key macro and secondary nutrients, as well as a comprehensive profile of amino acids and vitamins necessary for healthy plants and heavy yields.
Organic fertilizers are the superior choice and Geoflora Nutrients can help your garden live up to its full potential.