Organic fertilizer for Fruit Trees

You are a gardener and you are faced with a dilemma and that is the use of inorganic fertilizer vs organic fertilizer.  This has always been the question of many fruit tree growers and of course, for those who are environment conscious and health conscious at the same time, going the natural way always wins.

The term “going the natural way” actually contains a lot of meaning.  First, using organic fertilizers means you are using chemical free material for your fruit trees.  Organic materials do have the ability to better hold the water as well as the nutrients of the soil.

To start with going organic for your fruit trees, you first have to know when it should be applied.  If you notice that the growth of the fruit tree is slow beyond the normal, then it’s already a sign.  Normally, fruit growing trees grow 8-10 inches every year.  You can check it on the green limbs budding on the tree.  If this is not there, it’s time for you to have that organic fertilizer do the work.

Applying an organic fertilizer is not also a guessing game.  You don’t just apply it.  Instead, you have to determine the age of the tree, its surrounding if it’s in a lawn and of course the season.  When it comes to the trees’ age, you have to apply around ½ pound of nitrogen around the base including the leaf lines if the tree is already five years old.  In considering the lawn, find out if it is regularly fertilized because if yes, you won’t have to do that again.  Now, you must know that the best time to apply your organic fertilizer is during early spring.  Application during summer is not advisable because the trees may bear fruit on the wrong time.

Always keep in mind that fruit trees are in need of nutrients such Phosphate, Phosphorus and Nitrogen.  To ensure growth, you apply these in the soil before even planting.  If in case there is an overgrowth, you need not apply nitrogen again.

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