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What is the best or your favorite choice of natural fertiliser?

Just for some hanging baskets and a solanus crispum I have growing in a very tight space with not much surrounding soil so I know it's not getting any nutrients.

I also have some herbs that may need a little boost.

Thank you



you can buy dry chicken poo which is a great fertalizer but you mite need a fertilizer that breaks down in water for hanging baskets .

13 May, 2012


For containers I prefer a mixture of fish emulsion and seaweed extract.

13 May, 2012


Your herbs shouldn't need any feeding, they grow naturally in very poor lean soil.

14 May, 2012


In containers, however, they may need a light dose, especially vigorous growers, such as basil, mint, and oregano.

16 May, 2012


Gaed - DON'T feed mint it is invasive enough as it is! Tugb. I think you are looking at your climate again, herbs naturally grow in fairly lean soils. Yes basil appreciates a bit more humus but otherwise leave them alone and let them get on with it!

Oh and as to 'natural' fertiliser the compost Bulba and I (mainly Bulba) make.

16 May, 2012


Wonderful thank you for your suggestions. I got a miricle grow organic plant feed in the end....May order a kelp one from the internet as it looks great. Thanks again

20 May, 2012

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