Organic fertilizer ingredients are less expensive when bought in bulk. The basic organic fertilizer ingredients are seed meal, agricultural lime, gypsum, dolomitic lime (or dolomite), kelp meal and bone meal, rock phosphate or high-phosphate guano.
Steve Solomon, founder of Territorial Seed Co., has gardened extensively in California, Oregon, Canada and Australia, where he now lives. His book, Gardening When it Counts, is available at Mother Earth Shopping.
MURIEL BROWN (CHEN)
Steve Solomon’s garden soil and crops show the effects of steady applications of his homemade organic fertilizer. Solomon has written nine books on gardening and maintains an online gardening resource.
PHOTO: MURIEL BROWN (CHEN)
Your garden crops will thrive and you’ll save money with this easy, homemade organic fertilizer recipe.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER