Nitrogen fertilizer

dclegg_gwJuly 1, 2014

Need a recommendation for a good nitrogen fertilizer organic

Thanks

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coffeemom(Broward z10)

Urine
No, I'm not kidding.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to use pee in your garden

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 4:02PM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Fish emulsion, blood meal, cottonseed meal, poultry & various manuresâ¦

Or are you asking for a brand name?

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 8:22AM
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tom123_gw

Most organics are relatively expensive if you wish to spread it over a large area like a lawn unless you can get cow, horse or rabbit manure from farmers or growers. Pee, of course is cheap, but neighbors tend to frown on people peeing on their lawns at all hours.

It would help to know what you want to use the fertilizer for. I use Espoma products for my plants. They are organic and they make various formulas for different plants. I buy a lot of Flower Tone, which is excellent for uh...flowers.

I used to buy 50 pound bags of rabbit food, which is mostly alfalfa, for my roses. They love it--but I needed to water it in right away or it tended to be eaten by all sorts of critters, not only rabbits.

And then there is always milorganite, which is claimed to be organic; it is high in iron and nitrogen and doesn't tend to burn plants or the grass. In my experience trees really like milorganite--especially oaks.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 8:55AM
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dclegg_gw

Thanks everyone for your response. I was wanting it for my lettuce this fall.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 11:25AM
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tom123_gw

Most organics are relatively expensive if you wish to spread it over a large area like a lawn unless you can get cow, horse or rabbit manure from farmers or growers. Pee, of course is cheap, but neighbors tend to frown on people peeing on their lawns at all hours.

It would help to know what you want to use the fertilizer for. I use Espoma products for my plants. They are organic and they make various formulas for different plants. I buy a lot of Flower Tone, which is excellent for uh...flowers.

I used to buy 50 pound bags of rabbit food, which is mostly alfalfa, for my roses. They love it--but I needed to water it in right away or it tended to be eaten by all sorts of critters, not only rabbits.

And then there is always milorganite, which is claimed to be organic; it is high in iron and nitrogen and doesn't tend to burn plants or the grass. In my experience trees really like milorganite--especially oaks.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 4:17PM
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Slimy_Okra(2b)

Alfalfa meal is my favorite. It doesn't have the "gross" factor of blood meal, doesn't stink, and is easier to apply than manure.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 4:25PM
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JCTsai(8B - Jacksonville, FL)

coffee ground

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 6:34PM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Our local Target now carries a slightly less expensive brand of natural garden fertilizers - I bought all 3 formulations: Rose & Flower, Vegetable, & All-Purpose. I've used the all-purpose type for greens & it seems to be pretty good.

My garden is small & I grew lettuces in an Earthbox this year, so a bag of the fertilizer @ approx. $7 was plenty enough.

I also use rabbit food as an amendment/fertilizer - get it @ the local feed store - 25# for approx. $8, I seem to recall.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 9:06PM
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derbyka

I order soybean meal by the 50 lb bag for about 25 dollars from a feed store. MG liquid organic fertilizer is pure N so I often give nitrogen loving plants some of that. However, I found that my skimpy, pale lettuce (and several other plants I thought were nitrogen deficient) responded better to potassium than nitrogen so you might want to try liquid kelp fertilizer or greensand.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 8:15AM
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