“Good yield” was what farming focused on until advanced technology came into the scene, providing gardeners hi-tech and high yield production fertilisers that are based on chemical chemical compounds. And these cheap but chemical-based fertilisers made their way into the farmlands.
In the past, the common practice of composting involves organic waste to make the soil fertile. This has been continually implemented in the present on par with the chemical-based fertilisers. However, gardeners must learn how to weigh the difference between the two mentioned practices of which both aim to get a good yield.
Producers of chemical fertilisers promote their products as safe that has the proper nutrients fit for growing plants such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Consumers can choose between liquid, powder, or stick form. As long as the recommended instructions coming from the manufacturers are followed, the product is practically safe. However, it has been known that they have a major impact on the environment. Chemical fertilisers are produced using hazardous processes that generate degrading effects on the soil and water. These chemicals literally burn the soil and poison the water.
In composting, a lot of work is needed in segregating organic wastes and mixing them with other natural materials. It may also require an amount of time to wait for the mixture to decompose before it can finally be introduced to the soil. Kitchen wastes such as fruit peelings, leftovers, used papers, and vegetables are just some of the materials that can be used and combined with garden cuttings, grasses, and leaves.
But there are also suppliers that offer bags of organic compost available for purchase or online. This asks for additional costs but helps save time. Also, it is safer for kids who like to have fun in gardening activities. Living creatures such as bees and butterflies that help in pollinating flowering plants and what have you are protected from harmful compounds that come from chemical-based fertilisers.
Both products are for making the soil suitable for gardening. However, they don’t come from the same production processes as the other is produced through dangerous processes, while the other is organically made.
Let us leave you with this question, which works best for your garden?