If you’re a new to growing it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the varieties of amendments, nutrients, and fertilizers available. The choices can seem overwhelming, and the packages all read like long-forgotten high school science lessons, with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium showing up on all the bags, and all with different ratios!
Fortunately, each bag you see should tell you what the mixture is best for; with the letters NPK and a three-digit number prominently displayed. These nutrients are vital for plant growth at different ratios during the various stages of a plant's lifecycle. But what do these elements do for the plant?
Nitrogen helps to support the leaves and stems. You may want to bump up the nitrogen if the older leaves are turning brown and the stems are especially slender.
Phosphorus supports the root system and flowers. If you notice the flowers drooping and that the undersides of the leaves often have purplish cast to them, a little extra phosphorus can be just the thing to perk your growing plants up.
Potassium makes a big difference in the health of the leaves. If there’s a lack of potassium, you’ll notice that the lowest and older leaves look wilted or scorched, often cupping downwards from the stem. Spotting along leaf stem may also be apparent.
These elements are considered the primary macro-nutrients. Plants also need other elements, micro-nutrients, to achieve successful development. Magnesium, Calcium and Iron are other key contributors in garden health, the lack of which can cause weakness in your plants.
One of the best ways to get these micro-nutrients is to use sources that are naturally derived to support the overall soil complex. Using a natural fertilizer like Geoflora Nutrients will help build up your soil base while bulking up the concentration of nutrients in the soil for your plant. Using natural products is also a bonus for growers who place importance on keeping their grow organic, especially if they’re growing food!
Geoflora VEG has everything you need for starting your seeds off right: this fertilizer delivers a balanced charge of nutrients and beneficial bacteria. With over 19 organic inputs and diverse macro and secondary nutrient profiles, Geoflora VEG works to produce a simple yet effective solution for cultivators who want to see results without the hassle! Just top dress your soil with our dustless, granular formula and wait for the magic to happen.
If you’re worried about growing organic, never fear: Geoflora VEG is OMRI Listed and has registered CDFA OIM inputs, ensuring it abides to the highest organic growing standards so that you can grow organically, and with confidence in your fertilizer.
Don’t let a basic fertilizers stress you out, Geoflora VEG has everything you could need to get your sprouts started right!