Organic fertilizers are generally now preferred throughout the whole world now both by professional farmers and gardeners and those doing on individual level too. Organic fertilizers are supposed to be healthier than as compared to their counterpart chemical fertilizers. Organic fertilizers are made from decaying animals and plants matter. Organic fertilizers provide with better results because they create the effect same as the soil of some fertile piece of land. This is because all the fertility of soil naturally depends on the decayed matters of plants and animals and so the same are the organic fertilizers.
There are numerous benefits that can be derived by using organic fertilizers, they help in production of large fruits and more flowers, increases the immunity of plants towards pests and diseases and help plants in surviving in periods of winter and drought and through organic fertilizer the condition of soil is also improved that helps in better growth of plants. So many advantages are there of using organic fertilizers that can not be counted actually else than the major ones the very few named above. Here some advantages of organic fertilizers are briefly discussed telling how it actually works.
Increased Plant Productivity:
A very major advantage and the foremost one is the increase in the productivity of plant. Actually the organic fertilizers provide the plant with the nutrients necessary for being productive. Phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium are the vital nutrients provided by organic fertilizers to the plants. These nutrients allow plants to grow larger fruits and flowers and not only the quality but the quantity of flowers and fruits also increases.
Increased Plants Toughness:
The providence of all the nutrients to plants makes them tougher. The cell walls grow thicker because the proper amount of potassium is being provided to them. This helps plants n becoming stronger against diseases and pests. While the proper amount of phosphorus provided helps plants to survive well in winters and droughts because they utilize water efficiently cause of it.
Organic fertilizers are suitable for all types of soil. The looser soil like sand is held together better with the help of stronger root system due to the presence of nitrogen. The plants grow stronger and erosion process is slowed down in this way. While on the other hand they people who have the harder and denser form of soil known as clay also become a little loosened helping the gardener to work easily with the soil and this causes the soil to become more oxygenated which help plants in better photosynthesis process.
Consistency in Growth:
Organic fertilizers’ nutrients are released gradually and slowly but consistently. That is the reason that causes the plants to remain healthier for longer period of time because the plants keep on getting the required amounts of nutrients the whole season and even afterwards. The high blooming of plants in presence of organic fertilizers is never followed by dormancy of plant.
You can easily make the organic fertilizer free of cost at your home too. Just gather the yard and food waste at a place and let it sit for as long as it takes for completely breaking down. It is cheaper in another sense too that as it takes longer time in breaking down of organic fertilizers so you need to use it less often than if using any other fertilizer because the nutrient release system of organic fertilizers is very efficient.