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makes approximately 142 lbs.
10 lbs Fish Meal* available from Nitron, or Arbico, or Peaceful Valley Farm Supplies,
20 lbs Alfalfa Meal* pellets available from Bradfield Organics, or Nitron, or Arbico, or Peaceful Valley Farm Supplies ( see links below)
20 lbs Composted animal manure* available from local farmer? or store
20 lbs Rock Dust* available from Nitron, or Arbico, or Peaceful Valley Farm Supplies
1 lb Wood Ashes (if available) available from your local fire place.
50 lbs compost* can you make yourself or buy from store. Avoid anything with sewer sludge.
1 lb coffee grinds (used grinds ok ).
1/4 lb organic fertilizer per tree vents or sprayed as tea.
Blend all ingredients together well, and apply four times per year, or as needed. Add 1 lb of this mixture per each tree vents then sprinkle thin layer around base of tree out to 10 feet beyond drip line and mulch over and water well. Trees love compost, so top dressing Trees once per year with a good rich compost will keep the soil alive and allow for deeper root systems and a pest-free tree. Compost should be raked into soil and then watered well. The best time to apply compost to the trees is in early spring (or as soon as last frost is over). For best results, spray your trees monthly with a liquid seaweed such as Superseaweed
There are many natural fertilizers available on the market today. These are just a few examples which I have selected out of Club IG commercial members catalogs since I know these products and therefore can recommend them on to you. But I strongly suggest that you be careful of the products on the market today and that you ask questions, read the ingredients. Is it 100% Organic? What else is in it?.
1.....The formula here is just a guide line for you to follow. Use what you can get a hold of first. Don't stress yourself out looking for something on the list. If you can't find it don't worry! Use instead something like it, if possible, or ask your local nursery or call up my web site for free!
2.....By lots of compost I mean approx. 50 lb. of compost per mature tree. 100 lb. would not be too much for a 10 year old tree.
3...I don't mention PH too much in this book. Basically you'll need to keep on eye on the PH levels of your soil, compost to make sure they fall within the plants needed range. I have learned from experience that if your plants are doing well and you are having little or no problems with pests and diseases that your PH levels are also correct. A good soil test would help you to determine if your PH is too high or too low.
5.....The grass clipping, tho it is full of nitrogen, won't make it available to the soil/plants until it has broken down. During the breaking down process, it will take away food from the soil and or plants. Grass clippings can be used as a light mulch when there is plenty of good rich compost already available.
6.....See making your own foliar spray.
7.....States differ in their definitions of what is organic and what is natural. To me organic and natural are one and the same. Organic too means naturally occurring, naturally found in Nature.
8.....We are trying here to prevent cruelty to animals.
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