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Fertiliser for Vegetable Gardens

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Discussions Hobbies Gardening Fertiliser for Vegetable Gardens

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    Gigglebyte
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    Gigglebyte

    I understand that when choosing your manure for use.that it is a good idea to avoid anything produced by a carnivore. Horse or chicken would be preferable as it works as a better and safer fertiliser for the garden.
    Gayebelle, when you do eventually clean out the potting soil, You would be well advised to wear gloves.

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    sophie98
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    sophie98

    When it comes to fertilizers I prefer using natural ones. People buy different fertilizers in shops while it is not always the right solution. Think about compost. My mum uses it since years and it works the best in our garden. Fertilizers should be full of nutrients so also waste of vegetables/fruits will suit here.

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    halcyon
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    halcyon

    Good to see that this thread has been resurrected. Thank you  sophie98.

    About 70 years ago I visited the Salvation Army Training Farm at Hodderville. At the time this farm was mostly self-sufficient. They had their own garden with a full time gardener. I watched him while he dug a trench and filled it with  trimmings from vegetables he was preparing for the kitchen. It is a practice I have followed all my adult life. Great for increasing the worm numbers as well as improving soil condition.

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” (George Orwell, The Animal Farm)

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    don021
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    don021

    Many years ago when living near the sea I used to collect sea weed and trench that into the garden, wonderful nutrient. A friend laid a deep row of sea weed on his garden and sowed potatoes in the weed, they were a delicious crop. I started composting after reading a book titled ” Gardening without Digging” a small magazine style book that should be read by all gardeners as it can rejuvanate any garden.

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    BJB
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    BJB

    Good to see, this thread, is working again.

    Everyone has got good useful info.,. am getting a lot of good advise.

    Sheep Pellets, I have found good, for Rhubarb.

    🙂

    #1739125
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    Like that idea of planting potatoes on seaweed don. Must try it next time I manage to get to the coast. Living inland I forget about the benefits of seaweed.

    Cheers 🙂

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” (George Orwell, The Animal Farm)

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