Adding Organic Fertilizer to Garden

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Water is extremely important when adding fertilizer to your plants. Learn how to add organic fertilizer with water in this free gardening video about how to use organic fertilizers on plants. View Video Transcript

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Michael Clark

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In this clip, we're going to be talking about how to apply organic fertilizers. There are basically two techniques. One is by putting liquid organic fertilizers such as seaweed, and fish into your watering bucket, and watering it directly onto the root system of the plants. Pour a liquid fertilizer into the water, and then gently, all over the root zone of the plant, apply your fertilizers. It's always best to do this in the early part of the day, because plants put on most of their growth in the early part of the day. At night time, their shutting their systems are shutting down; they're not being as aggressive and active. So, generously water the root systems around the roots of the plants. If this tree was very large, you would be watering further out, than close into the trunk of the tree, okay? In the dry applications of organic fertilizers we have the soil that's in the plants. Remember, we've already created compost or soil, but if we're adding seaweed, dried dried seaweed in this case, if we're adding bone meal, let's make sure that the fertilizer gets deep into the soil, not just sitting on the surface. The dry organic fertilizers are stable. They don't just wash right in so easily as they do the liquid in the liquid form. We want to take that fertilizer, and put it in around the root zone of the plant. But we want to work it into the roots; we don't want to let it sit on the surface. So the nutrients, in this case organic fertilizers, need to be in the root zone; they need to be down there where the plant can get them. Scratching the surface, and working it into into the plant is really your best bet.