Organic vs Non-Organic

Organic vs Non-Organic

Both type of fertilizers supply plants with the nutrients needed to grow healthy and strong. Still each fertilizer contains dissimilar ingredients and supplies of nutrients in different ways. Deciding which is more beneficial for your plants depends mostly on the necessary requirement for your plants in term of cost and environmental impact.

Organic Vegetable Fertilizer

What is Organic Fertilizer? For commercial crops, organic fertilizer are always the favored method, especially for the edible ones. This is to encourage greater soil and plant health, one of the simplest and commonly used is compost. Plant, animal waste or powdered minerals are usually the main materials to produce an Organic fertilizer which processed and commonly sold as soil conditioners rather than as fertilizer due to unguaranteed nutrient ratios.

Advantages:

  • Improve the structure of the soil and increase its ability to hold water and nutrients
  • It’s very hard to over fertilize and harm your plants since it is an ultimate slow-release fertilizer
  • No toxic buildups of chemicals and salts which could destroy your plants.

Disadvantages:

  • You won’t see improvement overnight as it takes time for the fertiliser to work.

Non-Organic Vegetable Fertilizer

Non-Organic Vegetable Fertilizer is also commonly known as Chemical Fertilizer because it is synthetics and manufactured from organic sources. Chemical Fertilizer contains different kind of formulas generally nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and some sulfur. However since most of the non-organic fertilizer is lost in the soil quickly, you have to apply it several time unless it is specially formulated to slow release.

Advantages:

  • It is cheaper than organic fertilizer.
  • Improvement happen in days since the nutrients absorb quickly into the plants.

Disadvantages:

  • Some chemical fertilizer are made from nonrenewable sources such as fossil fuels.
  • Since the nutrients are easily available, there might be a risk of over fertilization. This can kill the plants and upset the environment.
  • Duplicated step may cause toxic build up into your fruits and vegetable.
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