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The importance of using organic fertilisers for plant nutrition in contemporary agriculture and gardening

The importance of using organic fertilisers for plant nutrition in contemporary agriculture and gardening

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Currently, many people are using containers such as pots, flower boxes, raised garden beds, window boxes and others to grow fruit-bearing plants, salad and root vegetables and herbs, both in agriculture and urban gardening.

Nowadays there are many plant-growing solutions for spaces where there is no soil, such as balconies, terraces and roofs, indoors in homes and offices, or in areas where soils are contaminated.

It is good to see that the growing of plants in such spaces is increasingly becoming a reality worldwide; this is the “Urban Green Revolution” in motion.

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As an alternative to traditional soil, potting soil is now making an appearance as a medium in which to grow plants. It is available on the market in increasingly specialised formats in terms of its physical, chemical and organic qualities. This means that, unlike normal soil, we can choose the most appropriate growing medium for the roots of the plants we want to grow, directly influencing their growth, health and even their taste.

However, both potting soil and normal soil need care to remain productive. One of the most important steps is fertilising the soil since this ensures plant nutrition. This is where I would like to talk about our latest product, the Minigarden Grow Up Pure Organic 1 L.

It is a high-quality concentrated liquid universal plant fertiliser, certified for use in organic farming. Produced from organic farm manure by vermicomposting using red Californian earthworms, this new fertiliser provides a response to the growing demand for 100% natural products.

It can be used in wide range of circumstances and is just as suitable as a soil fertiliser for professional organic farmers as it is for home gardeners growing plants in an ordinary pot on a balcony.

In any case, whether you are using Minigarden Grow Up Pure Organic 1 L in normal soil or potting soil, the recommended dilution ratio is 5 ml of concentrate for each litre of water for watering.

This ensures that the nutrients consumed by the plant in the meantime are replenished in the form of a natural blend of nitrogen (N), phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) and potassium oxide (K2O). However, nutrients are of little use if there is no replenishment of organic matter and this is precisely where this fertiliser makes all the difference. The Minigarden Grow Up Pure Organic 1 L contains organic matter in the form of humic substances (10g / litre). By replenishing organic matter, whether in normal soil or potting soil, we are directly or indirectly promoting the absorption of nutrients by the plant, thereby fostering its growth and development.

Humic substances in both normal soil and potting soil bring many other benefits too, such as increasing water retention capacity and reducing the tendency for compaction, to name just two examples.

Remember, as well as watering, quality nourishment is also essential for plants to grow strong and healthy. Try Minigarden Grow Up Pure Organic 1L now! Available from Minigarden’s official online shop or from Amazon..

 

A tip from Associação Chão da Terra:

HOW TO GROW A KITCHEN GARDEN – step by step
1. Place the vertical kitchen garden in an area with at least 4-5 hours of daily solar exposure;
2. Fill the vertical kitchen garden bottom with a porous material to drain or absorb the excess water;
3. Choose an adequate substrate for the kind of plants you’re growing;
4. Adjust the plant and root size to your vertical kitchen garden dimensions;
5. Conciliate the plants according to their watering needs;
6. Increase watering in the hottest days.