Saturday, May 11, 2013

At The Prepper Project - Fertilizers: Chemical vs. Organic in Three Rounds

Is organic better? Are we being silly by rejecting chemical fertilizers?

In my latest article for The Prepper Project, I dive into the details of chemical vs. organic fertilizer from a survival gardening angle.

"When you go shopping for something to feed your plants, you quickly realize there are a lot of choices. Most of these revolve around various combinations of NPK. 6-6-6, 10-10-10 and 13-13-13 are considered “balanced” because they contain equal ratios of these macronutrients. The numbers are percentages and the rest of the bag is usually comprised of filler material, unless it specifically states that it contains magnesium, copper or other micronutrients. Scatter 10-10-10 around your garden and the results are rapid and hard to argue with… until you start looking into the details... (read the rest)"

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2 Comments:

At May 11, 2013 at 5:51 PM , Blogger mrlespaulman said...

While having a farm in my backyard that sustains my family is my main goal, I'm starting to learn that its quite a lot harder than I thought it would be. Between the bugs and my lack of planning, I don't know how in the world I could end up getting enough of a harvest to put up a decent amount--not to mention having enough left over to eat right then. It always seems I end up with more hot peppers than I know what to do with, leafy greens full of holes, split radishes, tiny onions, rotting squash, and only about 15 green beans at a time...lol. Any pointers on the planning aspect of survival gardening for a complete and total n00b? Thanks!

 
At May 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

I feel your pain. I'm going to bump your comment into its own post.

 

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