Gardeners always search standard fertilizers at market and online gardening accessories shops. Fertilization is an integral part of gardening. Vegetable garden is incomplete without fertilization. The quantity of vegetable fertilizer depends upon the type of soil and the type of plants. Plants’ requirements differ from season to season. Vine crops such as tomatoes and beans require little amount of vegetable fertilizer. On the other hand, root crops need large amount of vegetable fertilizer.
Organic fertilizers are the best fertilizers for vegetable garden. When a gardener aims at producing vegetables to use in his own kitchen, he must use organic vegetable garden fertilizer. Compost is regarded as the most beneficial organic fertilizer which improves the quality of the soil and the health of the plants. Materials required for compost include leaves, garden scraps, lawn clippings, straw etc. Crushed eggshells and coffee grinds can also be used as organic fertilizer.
A gardener can also try nitrogen-producing plants such as alfalfa (crimson clover) etc to fertilize the vegetable plants. This method increases fertility by sowing the nitrogen-producing plants into the garden. Nitrogen is important for almost all the crops. Therefore this technique can be regarded as a great natural alternative. Wood ashes can also be used as fertilizers but before using it the gardener must be assured that the ashes are formed from chemical-free woods.
Manure is another organic fertilizer. Horse and chicken manure are the most used manures. These manures are also easily available at any place.