Organic fertilizers are made from natural and organic materials—mainly manure, compost, or other animal and plant products. These fertilizers are a great source of nutrients, though there isn’t a measurable amount of any specific nutrients—some bags will print estimates. Organic fertilizers tend to work slowly and over the long-term. It can help to build up your soil over time. One of the best benefits of organic fertilizers is that is can be made at home. Using your own compost can help grow your garden!
Inorganic fertilizers are made of up chemical components that contain necessary nutrients. If you’re looking to give your garden a quick boost, this is likely the best option for you. For successful short-term growth, determine what nutrient your plant needs and use an inorganic fertilizer with nutrient.
WATER SOLUBLE FERTILIZERS are fertilizers that can be dissolved in water and added or leached out of the soil easily. With water soluble fertilizers, it is easy to control the precise amount of nutrients available to the plants. Soluble fertilizers usually have N-P-K numbers.
COMPOUND FERTILIZER are made by chemically or physically combining the straight material.
ORGANIC FERTILIZER are fertilizers derived from animal matter, animal excreta (manure), human excreta, and vegetable matter (e.g. compost and crop residues).