Watering from plastic watering can on the garden.

In this time, a lot of individuals are becoming more conscious of the environment in addition to the world around them. If you are a formal “Greenie” or you would like to get into organic gardening there a few really simple ways to start this! First off why should you attempt organic or “green” anything?

Impact

Its been stated since the 1980s and even earlier on that there was a enormous hole forming in the ozone from things such as methane gases from garbage dumps, animals becoming extinct due to littering, and polar ice caps melting and collapsing piece by piece due to the rising temperatures. Isn’t it about time we begin saving the place we live, as opposed to hurting it much more?

Living organically

This is where getting green or living organically comes into play, and the easiest place to begin is right in your own garden! Several million websites online offer tips about how you can begin an organic garden, become greener on your life. These websites also offer other things too such as goods that are good for the earth and recipes that can be made for things such as you are own green compost! These websites are pretty useful and very interesting. As said previously, even if you are not a formal “greenie” but you are curious about how things like this works, this is a superb place to start.

Organic Fertilizer

Organic fertilizers are produced from such things as cottonseed meal, compost, and bone meal. As well as other items like Green Sand, Kelp Meal, Fish Meal, and Blood Meal.

Cottonseed Meal

Cottonseed meal is the byproduct remaining after cotton is ginned and the seeds crushed and the oil extracted. The remaining meal is normally used for animal feed.

Bone Meal

Bone meal is a combination of crushed and coarsely ground bones which is used as a natural fertilizer for plants and previously in animal feed. As a slow-release fertilizer, bone meal is primarily used as a source of phosphorus.

Green Sand

Green sand forms in anoxic marine environments that are rich in organic detritus and reduced in sedimentary input.

Kelp Meal

Kelp Meal is brown seaweed harvested from the cold, nutrient-rich waters of the north Atlantic Ocean. Kelp Meal, Ascophyllum nodosum, is the best species of kelp for both horticultural and agricultural use.

Fish Meal

Fish meal, or fish-meal, is a commercial product made from the whole fish along with the bones and offal from fish that is processed. It’s a brown cake or powder obtained by rendering pressing the entire fish or fish trimmings to take out the fish oil.

Blood Meal

Blood meal is dried, powdered blood used as a high-nitrogen fertilizer. It is among the greatest non-synthetic sources of nitrogen and if over-applied it may burn plants with excessive ammonia. Blood meal is totally soluble and may be mixed with water to be utilised as a liquid fertilizer. It normally comes from cows as a slaughterhouse by-product. It may be spread on gardens to discourage animals such as rabbits, or as a compost activator.

Recipes

      • Rose feed/mulch
        3 cups Alfalfa Meal
        3 cups Mushroom compost
        1-cup bone meal
      • Lilac, along with other sweet soil lover feed/mulch
        1-cup bone meal
        3 cups lime
        3 cups mushroom compost
      • Azaleas and Rhodo feed/mulch
        1/2-cup rock phosphate
        1/2-cup green sand
        1/2-cup cottonseed
        1/8-cup Epsom salts
        1/2 cup used coffee grinds
        20 shovels fish mulch
      • Perennial feed/mulch
        1/2-cup bone meal
        1/2 cup green sand
        1/2-cup rock phosphate
        1 wheelbarrow of leaf mould
      • Fruit tree feed/mulch
        5 shovels leaf mould
        5 shovels garden compost
        5 shovels peat moss
        1-cup bone meal
        1/4-cup rock phosphate
        1/4-cup alfalfa
        1/4-cup green sand
      • Basic Organic Fertilizer
        3 components blood or fish-meal
        3 components steamed bone meal
        1 part kelp meal
        1 and 1/2 components Sul-Po-Mag (a brand name for a sulfur, potassium, and magnesium supply, but you can substitute such a mixture.)
      • High Nitrogen Mix
        4 components blood meal
        two parts cottonseed meal
        1 part steamed bone meal
        1/2 component Sul-Po-Mag (a brand name source for potassium, sulfur, and magnesium)
        1/2 part kelp meal
      • High Potassium Mix
        2 parts cottonseed meal
        2 and 1/2 components Sul-Po-Mag
        1 and 1/2 parts steamed bone meal
        1 part green-sand
        1 part kelp meal
      • High Phosphorous Mix
        4 components steamed bone meal
        1 part fish meal
        1 piece bone and meat meal
        1 part soft phosphate
        1/2 component Sul-Po-Mag
        1/2 part kelp meal

Conclusion

You can find all these ingredients in your local garden centre so its not that hard to discover! All it requires is a little imagination and you can make all kinds of green fertilizers to the vegetable or flower garden in your home!