IntroductionOrganic fertilizer for gardens is made of single ingredients. This organic fertilizer can come from any sources like minerals, plants or even animals. An organic fertilizer is made of naturally occurring materials. These materials give nutrient-rich sources of organic matter to plants. This matter gets into smaller components and slowly penetrates into the plants. This process will make the plant strong and vigorous. Its a fact that organic fertilizers always ensure the growth of naturally occurring beneficial organisms. They give the plants the ways and means to access nutrients in the soil. In turn the plants will get the strength required to get protected.
Different organic fertilizersThere are many organic fertilizers. Here I am providing some information of commonly used organic fertilizers.
Merits and demeritsThese organic fertilizers have advantages as well as disadvantages. Lets check them one by one.
Conclusions The organic fertilizers are good for farming which will result in quality foods and fruits which are good for man to maintain good health and avoid side effects. These days the concern of quality food is increasing and the organic fertilizers are receiving good attention. A lot of development activities are going in that direction and shortly we will be getting more organic foods which will keep us away from many types of diseases and unhealthy conditions.
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In earlier times people were using cattle dung and household edible waste based manures which took 3 to 4 months to get prepared for use in the fields. These were individual household activities and were sufficient only for small field areas. This self-prepared manure was also organic in nature and did not harm the crop or environment in any way.
For large scale agricultural activities synthetic fertilizers were introduced which increased the productivity but harmed the environment and even polluted the crop breeds and many health hazards are now being attributed to that blind use of synthetic manures.
I have seen some gardening hobbyists prepare small scale manures in their balconies or terrace using the leaves of plants, household eatable waste, flowers etc. They are layering it one over other in a bucket and sprinkling some water and covering it and after some time when it is disintegrated, they are using it as organic manure for their flower plants.