Monday, April 16, 2018 by Jessica Dolores
Do you want your farm or garden-grown fruits to become yummier and juicier? Use organic fertilizer, not chemical-based ones. A field experiment in a south farm in Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture, Manakkadavu, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu in India showed that using acid lime as fertilizer resulted in the highest harvest of fruits per tree. Panchakavya, an organic product that can promote growth and provide immunity to plants as fertilizer, made fruits heavier and longer. It also raised the plants’ juice and ascorbic acid content.
These findings support what farmers knew all along: chemical fertilizers can’t help them yield better harvests. That’s because their continued use depletes soil, which leads to acidity and makes essential nutrients leech from the soil.
This is where organic fertilizers can help. Organic, or natural fertilizers reduce soil acidity and do not lead to leaching. They do not destroy good microorganisms in the soil. They help boost the structure of the soil by improving air circulation. This, in turn, sustains microorganisms which help release nutrients to the soil. They also improve water drainage, which most plants need to grow well and produce healthy fruits.
There are many kinds of organic fertilizers farmers and gardeners can avail of. Here are some of them.
With these organic fertilizers around, who needs soil chemicals to keep plants healthy, and fruits simply irresistible?
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