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Going organic. Using BFB.

I've decided to try to go more organic next year with fertilizers.
There seems to be different advice about using BFB. Some articles i have read say to use it in the autumn and early spring, and others say only early spring.
I will use it on everything as a general fertilizer, and add other organic fertilizers for the likes of roses.
So, autumn and spring or just spring? Would it do any harm to do both, or just a waste of fertilizer? I already give most things a good mulch of rotted manure.
Sunny Dundee
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    I only use it in spring, unless I'm planting something at this time of year, but it depends on what that is, and what the ground is like. If the ground's in good nick, it's not really necessary at this time of year IMO, but certainly won't do any harm.
    If you're adding manure, I wouldn't bother  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,085
    Thanks @Fairygirl. I think i just have the need to find stuff to do!
    When the garden goes quiet i always seem to invent jobs that need done.  :)
    Sunny Dundee
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,312
    Being organic, BFB releases nutrients over several (around 6) weeks once the bacteria etc in the soil start to break it down.
    No point in using it in autumn as plants are shutting down and they have no need for nutrients over winter.
    So early Spring is the right time, and you can repeat every 6-8 weeks if there's a need, but that's very unlikely. I use it once or twice max in a year.
    In early Spring I use BFB then once that is washed in I put down a layer of mulch and that should do for the year

    Billericay - Essex

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  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,085
    Thanks @Pete.8.
    Spring it is then.

    Sunny Dundee
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,904
    Thanks @Fairygirl. I think i just have the need to find stuff to do!
    When the garden goes quiet i always seem to invent jobs that need done.  :)
    If you've time on your hands there's stuff to be done here ... I'm turning into a fair-weather gardener.  I can pay you in cake or home-made pizza on Saturdays  B)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,085
    Thanks @Fairygirl. I think i just have the need to find stuff to do!
    When the garden goes quiet i always seem to invent jobs that need done.  :)
    If you've time on your hands there's stuff to be done here ... I'm turning into a fair-weather gardener.  I can pay you in cake or home-made pizza on Saturdays  B)
    That sounds good Dovefromabove, but Norfolk is a bit too far for a day trip from Dundee.  :D
    Sunny Dundee
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,904
    But .... it is downhill all the way @Balgay.Hill  ;)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    I'm a bit nearer to you @Balgay.Hill- plenty of jobs you can do here while I drink tea and put my feet up.... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,085
    But .... it is downhill all the way @Balgay.Hill  ;)
    I used to fly to there when i worked on the oil rigs, and our rig moved down there to drill new offshore gas wells. I wasn't much of a gardener in those days though.
    Sunny Dundee
  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,085
    Fairygirl said:
    I'm a bit nearer to you @Balgay.Hill- plenty of jobs you can do here while I drink tea and put my feet up.... ;)
    Beer and a chicken vindaloo and it's a deal!  :D
    Sunny Dundee
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