BCG BLOG — fertilizers

Secondary Nutrients; Calcium, Sulfur and Magnesium

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For a garden to thrive, it needs a combination of vital nutrients.  The quantity of specific nutrients the plants require to thrive, determine which category they fall into; Macronutrients, Secondary, and micronutrients.  Macronutrients are the ones plants need in the most significant amounts. These are also the nutrients notated on the label for your favorite fertilizer.  The secondary nutrients are vital but required in smaller quantities than the macronutrients.  These secondary nutrients are calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. All these nutrients play a different role, but they all seem to share one common trait; they leach easily from the soil.Calcium is...

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Synthetic vs. Organic Fertilizer

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There are many different fertilizer options available on the market, and here’s what you need to know. Fertilizers fall into two categories; synthetic or organic.  Whichever you choose to use is entirely up to you.  When it comes to fertilizers, I will say this, for a new gardener using synthetic fertilizer can give you the results you want faster with less effort. But easier isn’t always better, these results come at a cost.  Let's start by describing what I mean by synthetic fertilizers; Synthetic fertilizers are fertilizers that have been refined and are no longer in their raw, pure form. ...

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