Avoid expensive organic fertilizers with these suggestions for lower-cost options.
I separate the fact from the fiction with use of soluble fertilizers.
A newly acquired garden or an over-spent allotment can have poor-quality soil, making it more difficult to manage and use, and leading to potential problems for those wishing to grow a new lush, green lawn or plant some daffodils, crocus or hyacinths bulbs in the spring.
Human hair contains significant amounts of nitrogen and makes a great replacement for traditional fertilizers.
A soil fertility expert shares his advice on using wood ashes as garden fertilizer.
A reader inquires about the best fertilizer to work on anything you might grow.
I keep a kit of handy garden supplies waiting in my car, so I can head straight to the garden and take advantage of as many sunlight hours as possible right after work.
Introducing Alpaca-Gold, a new company producing 100% all natural, organic Alpaca fertilizer.
Landrace gardening allows us to minimize fertilization by selecting for plants that thrive in the pre-existing soil.
Ways to fertilize organically without breaking the bank.
A basic recipe for making compost tea.
Expert advice on best organic fertilizer options for new apple trees and grape vines.
If you've added too much nitrogen fertilizer to your garden this expert advice can help you figure out how to correct the mistake.
Tips on how to compost, what is composting and reasons why you should compost.
Smallholder farmers around the world have practiced traditional, subsistence farming for as long as farming has been around. Using manure as a natural fertilizer can make the difference between barely scraping by and growing enough to earn an income.
April's tips for controlling weeds and fertilizing your garden.
Solving the mystery of finding broken shards of china and pottery in an old garden. Discovering the history of the land and its first settlers.
Do you know about the magic of milk and molasses in improving your garden? Yes, plain old milk of any kind – whole, 2%, raw, dried, skim or nonfat – is a miracle in the garden for plants, soil and compost. Molasses only boosts the benefits! Let’s see how and why they work.
Life with goats, sheep, cows, chickens and other livestock isn't all roses. Publisher Bryan Welch considers the value of finding and keeping the right partner for tackling life on the farm, goose poop and all.
Expert advice on adding single nutrients, such as Epsom salts, to your garden and house plants.
How to revitalize your potting soil for another strong vegetable season. You can use your own compost and homemade fertilizer to give your container veggies the boost they need for the season.
Explains the benefits of organic fertilizers such as rock phosphate, kelp, fish meal and greensand, and tells you how to get buy these materials at reasonable prices.
How and why I started using leftover raw milk as a natural soil supplement and fertilizer on my dairy farm.
Ellen Sandbeck, who has nearly a quarter century of experience as the Head Worm Wrangler of Laverme's Worms, writes about how to make and run a homemade vermicomposting bin.
Eggs aren't the only things that come from the business end of a chicken. But with a little time and materials, and even less ingenuity, the rest can set you up with a free and steady supply of valuable organic fertilizer.