There are a lot of different fertilizers available on the market today, but most of them contain animal byproducts such as blood meal or fish meal. These byproducts are not good for your plants because they contain a high level of nitrogen. When the plants have too much nitrogen the plant will begin to grow too fast. This can stunt your plants or cause them to become dormant or die. If you are going to use one of these animal byproduct based fertilizers, you will want to make sure that you read the ingredients on the back of the bag.
Many fertilizers use blood meal or fish meal as a base for the compost making process. Unfortunately, many of these same products are also high in potassium which is also not good for your plants. Luckily, did some research on the internet and discovered some alternatives that use no animal products at all. Vegan fertilizers often have a NPK ratio which tells you how much potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus it contains.
One of the best vegan fertilizer options on the market uses a variety of plant-based cultures. The culture contains amine groups that help to break down proteins in the soil for extra nutrients. Amine groups can be found in sugarcane, buckwheat, hemp, rice bran, hemp seeds, quinoa, buckwheat, alfalfa, corn, millet, sesame, and milo. By using a variety of these plant-based foods you can increase the amount of amino acids that your plants get, resulting in stronger blooms and more vibrant color. You’ll find that your plants will take on a rich and fuller flavor.
If you’re looking for a good, organic fertilizer for your vegetable garden, look for meal. Meal isn’t really classified as a vegan fertilizer. It’s actually a complete food, just like meat and dairy. However, it isn’t as easy to digest as other forms of organic fertilizers so it may not be the best choice for vegetarian diets. This is because it doesn’t have the fiber, B vitamins, iron, and other nutrients that are important to a well-balanced diet.
Instead, use vegan fertilizers that feature complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, millet, or amaranth. They’ll provide plenty of energy and the extra nutrients your plants need for strong root growth. Another option is to buy a liquid that includes plant nutrients blended with colloidal ingredients for an extra boost.
A third option for organic vegan fertilizers is coconut coir. Coconut coir is a natural fertilizer that helps keep your plants healthy by breaking down hardy layers of fecal matter in your plants. The resulting coconut coir can be used on your soil, making it a convenient, long-lasting, absorbent option. It’s also easier to work with, meaning you don’t have to break down the coir to use it.
One of the best things about vegan fertilizer is that you don’t have to completely give up eating animal products. If you aren’t trying to get completely vegans, at least try to eliminate as much animal product intake as possible. Some of the ingredients used in these types of animal products can still be used in vegan fertilizers. For instance, by eliminating the antibiotics and other chemicals often found in traditional animal products, you’ll find that your plants have a more vibrant health.
For example, I include animal proteins (mainly beef and chicken) in my Bountiful Greens vegetable garden. These foods provide plenty of protein and energy to the plants I plant, ensuring they’re strong and healthy. After about a year of creating this garden, I haven’t added a single animal product to the bed. My soil is still full of life and the plants have enjoyed over a decade of use. Now that I’ve outgrown my old compost heap, I intend to expand my efforts to include vegetable and fruit meal as well as sweet corn stalks and root crops. I’ve also been looking into growing softer rock phosphate, which would benefit me as a farmer and garden user because it makes the soil condition overall better.