Fertiliser

Hi I have a raised bed and am going to plant veg but not sure of what kind of fertiliser to buy. Can anyone advise Cogie

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  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Are you looking for an organic or proprietary chemical fertiliser?
  • COGIECOGIE Posts: 18
    Yes
  • COGIECOGIE Posts: 18
    Organic if possible
  • The SaintThe Saint Posts: 23

    If you live near the sea collect some seaweed and make your own by covering in about twice its volume of water in a dark bin or covered bucket for about 6 weeks.  If not collect fresh nettles & submerge in water for 2 - 3 weeks.  Put about a cupful into a watering can and voila!  My veggies loved it last year. 

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Or if you don't, pelleted chicken manure or blood, fish and bone are worth considering. Do you have composting facilities? Or access to well rotted manure?
  • COGIECOGIE Posts: 18
    Hi figrat I don't have composting facilities but there is a horse riding school near would that manure do
  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    It does need to be well rotted before you use it. Big advantage with it is that it not only provides nutrients but improves soil structure. If I were you I'd go and have a chat with them.
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