Excellent Time to Do Organic Gardening
The significance of adequate soil nutrients cannot be overstated. The reason is that plants are living organisms, and living organisms require nutrients. The soils natural processes have ceased to function for whatever reason. Without the proper nutrition, living organisms cease to exist.
Plants are no exception to this rule. Even if the soil has been artificially fertilized, it still has certain minerals and nutrients that are not present in natural soils. A good example of this is nitrogen, which plants utilize from the soil naturally. With nitrogen out of the picture, many plant processes stop, and the plant stops growing. The plants stop growing because the soil has ceased to feed the plant.
The soil has a certain amount of natural mineral nutrients, and there are ways to add more. But there are limits, and if the limiting factor is nitrogen, then the soil will get deficient and the plant stops growing.
The limiting factor for nitrogen intake, is the limiting factor for virtually all living organisms. Amino acid synthesis need the presence of nitrogen. Amino acids, are the molecules in which nitrogen is contained. And the most important amino acid is threonine, which is important because it is the precursor for threonine sulfate.
Threonine sulfate is what is needed by the plant to make phenols and terpenes, which are plant growth hormones. Terpenes are responsible for creating the aroma that plants like, and this is what plants love, which is why they tend to spread. Phenols are responsible for the coloring of plants. The only things that can’t be produced naturally from nitrogen are threonine sulfate and phenols.
Nitrogen supplementation can go as low as 1 lb of nitrogen per 1000 square feet. But this puts the nitrogen into an open air bed, and allows leaching of some of the nitrogen into the soil. The soil may be contaminated with weed seeds or bacteria that can cause damage, especially if the land is used for large scale agriculture. In addition, you will have to monitor the soil’s moisture. And you have to monitor the soil’s acidity, too. The soil does not have to be too acidic or too alkaline for good plant growth. But you should see improved yields.
The optimal time to apply nitrogen fertilizer is at the start of the growth season. For example, if you want to fertilize in January, start with 100 lb of nitrogen per 1000 square feet of soil. But you can start in January with as little as 40 lb of nitrogen per 1000 square feet of soil, and apply it in April, and keep an eye on the yield. If the yield is below a certain level, you can reduce your nitrogen level, and increase it again when it reaches that level, and repeat this until you reach your desired yield.
A great benefit of using nitrogen is that you can grow crops that are perennial, as opposed to annual. There are some perennial crops that are nitrogen fixers, and this means that they fix nitrogen from the air, and this means that you can have an entire crop go into growth right after application of nitrogen, and then it will go into dormancy until the next application. This saves you time, and reduces costs. There are also crops that fix carbon, and this means that you can have a entire crop go into growth in January and then harvest it all in May, and this is great if you have a greenhouse set up. This means you can have a greenhouse operation in the fall and then harvest your crops in the spring.
There are also various crops that fix both nitrogen and carbon. You can start a fall garden by planting winter vegetables, and this includes cauliflower, turnips, leeks, turnips, and many more. There are many of these winter crops that grow quickly and with large yields. This means you can have a fall garden just by fertilizing in the fall and growing your crops in the winter. They are great for a greenhouse operation, and also means you can have a mid-winter harvest and just add it to your garden.
But, you can grow only those that are perennial, and even these you can have a fall garden by fertilizing in January and starting to plant crops in the fall. So there are many benefits to fertilizing in the fall, and the benefits are many.
If you are buying organic fertilizer, this is an excellent time to do it. Food is getting cheaper and cheaper every year. So the savings are great. But if you have the need to buy fertilizer, this is an excellent time to do so.
You can find fertilizer in bags of fertilizer or in bulk at local greenhouses. But always check with your local county extension to make sure they have any fertilizers that are available in your area. They may have a sales booth at a local greenhouse, or you can find it at the local county extension office.
It is also an excellent time to start an organic garden. You can get all the organic seeds and seedlings that you need. Many times, the seed companies will have a sale that will give you a discount. You can find these sales at gardening stores and even at discount gardening stores. You can even find organic gardening tips and tricks articles online that will give you useful advice.
Your fall fertilizer is also an excellent time to prepare your soil for planting. If you have weeds, you can remove them before planting. If you want to do it now, you can start your planting process.
Get out the bag of fertilizer, the hand spray, the organic manure, and go to work. Add a bit more fertilizer as needed. It doesn’t matter as long as the vegetables are starting to grow. Then add a lot more fertilizer that will make it even more fertile. Use compost, or wild bark, or even river sand, as one of your mulches. All of these mulches can be organic.
You can fertilize your garden in the fall, and you will get plenty of benefits to your plants and vegetables. They will be bigger, healthier, and worth more money. You can fertilize the garden while it is dormant, and in the spring you can add some compost.