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.
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.
Knowing what fertilizer to use and when will help you make the most of your purchase.
Understanding key terms, available products and usage instructions are all keys to the success of your garden.
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. Fertilizers provide essential nutrients to developing flowers, trees and edible plants.
All of our fertilizers have a unique purpose and are often plant-specific. See Choosing the Right Fertilizer for Your Plants above for individual uses.
Whether you're choosing from our Alive! Fertilizers or our other all-natural options, each product has specific label instructions for how and when to apply.
Fertilizer application times and amounts can vary. For best results, follow label instructions for whatever fertilizer you choose to purchase.
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.Back to Top