QUESTION: What is the best fertilizer for gardens? There are so many different types and brands and I'm totally confused. Eliza H ANSWER: When you look at any fertilizer, you should notice three numbers. These numbers represent how much nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are … [Read more...]
Fertilizer vs. Plant Food: What’s the Difference?
by Matt Gibson and Erin Marissa Russell The words fertilizer and plant food are often used interchangeably, but they are not technically the same thing. Gardeners use fertilizers to help enrich their soil, supplying it with the essential nutrients that plants need to grow and … [Read more...]
Fertilizer vs. Manure: Which to Use?
by Matt Gibson and Erin Marissa Russell If you have never worked with either fertilizer or manure, the difference between the two may be a bit puzzling. They both have a strong smell that may be a little overwhelming for those with sensitive noses. Both are also common … [Read more...]
Compost vs. Fertilizer, Explained
by Matt Gibson and Erin Marissa Russell Compost or fertilizer? What's the difference? Which one should you be using in your yard or garden? Or should you use both? Everyone who is interested in growing their own plants wants to create a healthy garden environment. To keep … [Read more...]