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All-Natural Plant Fertilizers from Gardens Alive!

All-Natural Plant Fertilizers from Gardens Alive!

We believe in enriching your soil the way nature intended, with all-natural nutrients, composts and soil-enhancing organisms like your everyday earthworm. You'll be surprised at how much better your vegetables will taste.

Gardens Alive!® began over 30 years ago. After more than three decades of innovations and testing, this homegrown business offers more than 60 exclusive items—including our exclusive Alive!™ All-Natural Garden Fertilizers.

Choosing the Right Garden Fertilizer for Your Plants

Alive!™ all-natural fertilizers are labeled according to what you're growing so it's easy to choose which fertilizer to purchase. Growing tomatoes? Use Tomatoes Alive!™ Tomato Fertilizer. Starting seeds? Try Next Step™ Seedling Fertilizer.

Additional Garden Fertilizers

Quickly scan the following fertilizers to see what may fit your needs!

Gardens Alive!® Dried Bat Guano is ideal for plants that are heavy feeders and need a nitrogen boost.

Garden Nurture Soil Inoculant is ideal for bean and pea plants. Works well with peanut crops, too.

Gardener's Gold™ Premium Bagged Compost can be used as a soil amendment, mulch or potting soil.

100% Pure Earthworm Castings are a soil conditioner that improves vegetables, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and lawns! It's excellent for covering small seeds and improves germination.

Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium is essential for any fruit-bearing plant. It also sweetens apples and keeps tomatoes from rotting.

Garden Plenty™ Plant-Based Fertilizer contains only plant-based ingredients with zero animal by-products.

All-Natural Wool Fertilizer Pellets feed, water and improve soil and plant health. Great for use in containers or your traditional garden.

Fuhgeddaboudit! Mycorrhizae-Based Root Fertilizer feed and fertilize once during planting then—fuhgeddaboudit!

Tomato Blossom Set Spray will dramatically increase the yield of your tomato plants!

Liquid Kelp Concentrate is packed with nutrients that promote plant health and vitality. For use with vegetables, flowers, ornamental woody plants, fruits, berries, lawns and houseplants.

Fertilizer for Gardens: Getting the Most out of Your Purchase

Knowing what fertilizer to use and when will help you make the most of your purchase.

Getting Started with Garden Fertilizer for your Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

Understanding key terms, available products and usage instructions are all keys to the success of your garden.

What is Plant Fertilizer

Often referred to as plant food, plant fertilizer refers to the mixture of chemicals, or in our case, naturally occurring matter that is used to enhance the growth of plants. Depending on what fertilizer you buy, it is added to the soil before, during or after planting. Garden fertilizers provide essential nutrients to developing flowers, trees, vegetables, fruits, and other edible plants.

What Garden Fertilizer to Use

All of our fertilizers have a unique purpose and are often plant-specific. See Choosing the Right Garden Fertilizer for Your Plants above for individual uses.

When to Apply Plant Food or Fertilizer to Your Garden

Whether you're choosing from our Alive! Fertilizers for sale or our other all-natural options, each plant food product has specific label instructions for how and when to apply.

How to Use Garden Fertilizer

Garden fertilizer application times and amounts can vary. For best results, follow label instructions for whatever plant food you choose to purchase.

What Do the Numbers on Fertilizer Mean?

N-P-K stands for the ratios of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Nitrogen works to increase the plant's capacity to produce new stems, flowers and fruit. Phosphorus produces the oils and starch of a plant which provide strong root systems. Potassium helps build protein, fights off diseases and is also necessary for photosynthesis.

Our all-natural fertilizers have lower N-P-K ratios than synthetic fertilizers. Lower ratios delivered slowly over time are better than high ratios delivered all at once. Additionally, the nitrogen released from our natural fertilizer is up to 90% useable while synthetic fertilizer releases nitrogen that's only 40-60% usable.

Finally, our all-natural fertilizers will contain naturally occurring trace minerals—synthetic fertilizers only contain nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

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