Which fertiliser is best for plants? 3 major fertiliser types tested.

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    Fertilizer is any organic or inorganic substance of natural or artificial origin other than liming materials that are adding to a soil to deliver one or more plant nutrients vital to the growth of plants. Traditional estimates report 30 to 50% of crop yield is attributing to natural or artificial viable fertilizer
     
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    Like Werner (the author of the above report/experiment) wrote in his conclusion the case to fertilise couldn't be more apparent.
     
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    I occassionaly use Dynamic Lifter, it stinks... but seems to work well on anything :)
     
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    Yeah, that's one of the best going around I reckon also.
     
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    Can you use Dynamic Lifter on anything? (in the plant world I mean:D )
    I finally got my hands on some Organic Xtra fertiliser (as recommended:thumbsup:) so I'm expecting big things in the coming months!
     
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    Righto, need to check that out too.
    Thanks mate.
     
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    Does anyone remember Charlie Carp? I used to use that on everything years ago, looks like it's still around, I 'll have to look for it again.

    http://www.charliecarp.com/
     
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    Yeah I still see Charlie Carp at Bunnings and places like BigW - it's always a little pricey though. I've heard burying a fish head underneath a tomato plant makes it grow like crazy - never tried it myself.

    For general fertiliser, good old Blood & Bone is hard to beat. In our garden, I mostly use a combination of chicken and quail manure, Blood & Bone, some lime, and the occasional watering can with some Trace Elements dissolved in it.
     
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    The main difference in fertiliser's is how they affect the soil. Natural products such as blood and bone do no harm to bacteria in the soil whereas a lot of artificial chemicals can harm soil bacteria and fungus. Anything natural and organic based is good and can improve the soil. Remember that they are long lasting and the uptake of nutrients is slow. If you are growing green leafy vegetables, a liquid feed every week/fortnight is beneficial. Charley carp and similar are still available but you can also use your vermin juice from your worm farm, season or make a compost brew. Gardening Australia's web site is a good source for information on organic gardening practices. Peter Cundall is the guru for home grown veggies.
    ps. I am a horticulturist / structural landscaper and I am happy to offer free advice to anyone with problems on this forum.
     
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    Thank God - finally an expert in gardening has joined our forum :cheer::D

    Used to love Peter Cundall on Gardening Australia - saw him live at the Brisbane lifestyle show just after he retired, boy he could really hold a crowd for an old fella.
     
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    I used to watch Gardening Australia on my own as my wife couldn't stand 'that pommies accent'. She saw him at the same show and loved him. He retired not long after and she was heart broken.
     
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