How To Use Organic Seaweed Fertilizer
If you are looking to get away from the dependence on chemical fertilizers for your home garden, whether you are growing fruits and vegetables or beautiful flowers, the best alternative is an organic fertilizer such as the organic seaweed fertilizer pictured above.
Commercial chemical fertilizers run on the NPK systems, that is the idea that all a plant really needs to grow fast and produce high yields is three chemical elements, Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potassium (K). After a few centuries of believing in this system of fertilizing, studies are beginning to show that many of our health related concerns are connected to the food we eat, or rather, the lack of essential macro and trace minerals in commercially grown food.
There has been a big push for sustainable, healthy, organic farming, however there are many challenges growing organic food for commercial consumption. The end result being only the well-to-do can afford the organic products in the supermarket.
While we wait for the agriculture industry to catch up to our needs, you can still grow many of your own fruits and vegetables organically at home using organic fertilizers such as liquid seaweed.
There are two main ways to use organic seaweed fertilizer:
1) Apply the fertilizer to the root system of the plant by either adding the liquid organic seaweed fertilizer into your watering bucket and applying it directly to the root zone, or by adding the dry seaweed fertilizer directly to the soil and working it into the root zone of the plant. This video produced by eHow will show you how it is done:
2) The other option is to use the liquid seaweed fertilizer as a foliar spray. Putting the liquid fertilizer in a spray bottle and spraying the leaves can accomplish this. Again, the people at eHow have produced this great video to show you how it is done: