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By Sparkly

Cumbria, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, this is a very general question! I have tried to get a simple guide to using organic fertilisers ie which, when and to what plants but not succeeded. Any ideas?

I have made some comfrey liquid feed and I also use chicken pellets but not sure when to use and for what.
In particular my courgette plants are looking weak and yellow-I garden in the Lake District so lack of water is rarely a problem.



True organic gardening methods are based on feeding the soil, not plants directly - this means always and frequently using composted materials on the soils at least once a year, things like composted manures, green composts, leaf mould, spent mushroom compost, home made garden compost, etc. Based on the correct idea that if the soil is full of humus rich material, then the bio diversity will be very high, lots of activity, and plants will thrive better both from being able to access nutrients more easily, and the nutrients being available.
As for direct organic feeding of plants, I'm sure others will come up with ideas about that.

21 Jun, 2011


Thanks. I have done some of this so perhaps i don't need to add extra organic feed such as Comfrey liquid. I would only use in the vegetable garden or in tubs. My Gardeners world magazine is always going on about feeding things hence the contradictory advice.
Happy Gardening!

22 Jun, 2011


Regarding veggies, its possible that extra feed is a good idea, but they're not my thing, and particularly not organic, so I'm afraid I can't advise on that.

23 Jun, 2011

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