When a plant is lacking in nutrients, they grow poorly and often die. In order for a plant to succeed, it requires proper nutrients. These nutrients can be provided through fertilization.

The three main elements of fertilizer are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). On fertilizer packages the first number is nitrogen, the second is phosphorus and the third is potassium ie (10-20-15) .The other elements in the package are carriers for the 3 main elements.

Nitrogen (N)

Phosphorus (P)

Potassium (K)

Chemical Fertilizers

(we are an organic garden and do not allow the use of chemical fertilizers)

Organic Fertilizers

Some good examples of organic fertilizers and soil amendments are: