All Natural Fertilizer?

earthworm73(WA z8)February 28, 2008

I saw this fertilizer at like a Home Depot and it says all natural. I was wondering if this stuff is any good? Also does it qualify as organic fertilizer? It smells like pet food.

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The ingredients say "Hydrolyzed poultry feather meal, nitrate of soda, potassium sulfate, bone meal and soybean meal"

All that is organic.

I tend to use a different definition (actually, the same as I can't change words just because I want to, I just modify it). I use plant-derived, minimally-processed, temporarily-locked, preferably-reasonably-local organic sources only, which means I wouldn't use the nitrate of soda or potassium sulfate, since those are usually mined and extracted.

However, that's just me and if you were my neighbor and I saw you using it, I'd commend you. I wouldn't even be thinking nasty things.

That pet food scent is the feather and bone meal, mostly. The plain soybean I use is essentially scentless. The alfalfa smells like hay.

I've never used it, but others have and report good results. I'd think, being a brand name and a mix, it's probably a bit more expensive than using no-name or unnamed (like flat soybean meal) sources. However, if it's what you can get locally, the price is reasonable, and you're happy with it, use it!

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 7:17AM
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earthworm73(WA z8)

morpheuspa, despite the fact I live in a semi rural area I have a hard time finding CMG, soybean meal and the like. The only thing I found is alfalfa meal and pellets. I will continue to look for the other products and start using the Ringer. Thanks for the response.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 9:10AM
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