Over the years, the agricultural industry has undergone a curious sea change. One of the primary reasons behind this is overpopulation, especially in the agriculturally rich countries. The problem lies in the fact that most agriculturally rich countries fall under the category of developing countries and overpopulation is a major problem for most developing countries such as India and China. Though the production in such countries is surplus, it fails to keep up to the high requirement. Under such circumstances, most farmers try and take the most out of the agriculturally rich soil which in the long run results in the infertility of soil as the soil doesn’t get sufficient time to recover its nutrient and mineral contents.
This is where fertilizers come in. They contain the minerals and nutrients that make a soil fertile and must be manually used. However, it must be noted that none of these fertilizers are hundred percent natural and as a result they are not able to produce the same yield as a naturally fertile soil would. Over the years, several fertilizers are have come, the modern ones are made using naturally occurring biological substances. These produce results that are pretty much close to naturally occurring soil. Listed below are the top 10 fertilizers and plant food available in the market:
10. Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade 10 Lb:
This plant food meets the standards that have been laid down by U.S. Food chemicals codex. Unlike most fertilizers, this one is safe for consumption, not only for plant but also animals. It consists of fossilized aquatic animals that have been partially or completely decomposed. This company uses stainless steel packaging equipment’s for proper preservation of the ingredients.
9. Miracle-Gro Indoor Plant Food, 48-Spikes:
It is a natural fertilizer that is known for its exceptional results as far as foliage and flowering houseplants are concerned. This fertilizer contains nitrogen in the desired amounts. It is safe for any sort of plant provided it is used as instructed. However, this fertilizer is not very good as far as the outdoor plants are concerned.
8. Miracle-Gro 1001233 All Purpose Plant Food –
5 Pound: As the name suggests, the “Miracle-Gro 1001233 All Purpose Plant Food – 5 Pound” is a plant food that can fit into any purpose. It produces considerably good results for all sorts of trees, vegetables, flowers, houseplants and shrubs be it indoor or outdoor.
7. General Hydroponics Flora Series QT –
FloraGro, FloraBloom, and FloraMicro: This plant food comprises of three basic constituents, namely, floragro which is responsible for building strong stems and roots as well as for vegetative and structural growth, florabloom which stimulates the development of flowers and fruits and floramicro which provides the plants with the much needed nitrogen, calcium, potassium and several other trace elements.
6. Fox Farm FX14049 Liquid Nutrient Trio Soil Formula: Big Bloom:
This plant food comprises of three stages. First comes the Grow Big Hydro which initiates excess green growth. Then comes the tiger bloom which must be used when the plants start budding or flowering. The big bloom must be used at each and every stage as it helps in healing roots and stems by increasing the rate of several nutrient cycles.
5. Nature’s Wisdom Food Grade DE Diatomaceous Earth, 10 lb:
This nutrient cum plant food is 100% safe as it is totally organic. The best part about these organic fertilizers is that they are easily decomposed by bacteria and thus, don’t remain in the soil for long periods. It is mostly used for gardens, grain storage, livestock feeding, field crops, flower beds and household pets.
4. Espoma SS8 8-Quart Organic Seed Starter:
It is mostly used for organic gardening purposes and finds a wide range of applications in the field of cuttings and seedlings. The major reason as to why it is used for seedlings is the fact that it initiates the growth of roots.
3. Miracle-Gro 1001502 All Purpose Liquid Plant Food Concentrate, 32-Ounce (Plant Fertilizer):
This liquid plant fertilizer that is ideal for flowers, trees, vegetables, houseplants and shrubs is water soluble. Thus using it is very simple. All you need to do is mix it with an optimum amount of water and apply it on your plant or soil. This fertilizer produces the best results during the first two weeks after it has been applied. It is recommended that this fertilizer is added using water can.
2. Green Plant Food Case (10 Bottles):
This fertilizer is known for speeding up the growth and flowering of plants by a great deal. It consists of potassium, nitrogen and phosphoric acid. Though it can be used with all sorts of plants, it produces the best results with the lucky bamboo plant. This fertilizer is manufactured in Korea and by far one of the best fertilizers in the world.
1. Preen Garden Weed Preventer – 16 lb. 2463800:
This product is used with the sole purpose of preventing the growth of weeds and pests. It forms a layer under the surface of the soil that prevents any further growth of weeds. It also ensures that the plants grow larger as the nutrients of the soil are no longer used by the weeds.