Fertilizer For Tomato Gardening-Make Your Own Or Buy It

If you have or are planning on starting a tomato garden, then you will know that you have to choose the correct fertilizer for tomatoes to ensure that your plants will grow healthily and disease free. Many people make the mistake of not deciding on which type of fertilizer they will use beforehand and as a result often end up with a bad crop.

There are two main options when it comes to fertilizer for tomatoes, and in this article I will discuss them both so that you have the necessary information to make the right choices when you are ready to use fertilizer for tomatoes. Below, I will provide my opinions on making your own fertilizer for tomatoes and buying it.

1) Making your own fertilizer for tomatoes, its hard work but its super fun!
This option is the cheapest method and is therefore a popular choice amongst many tomato gardeners. Like the name suggests, you simply make you own fertilizer for tomatoes instead of buying it. There is a wide variety of materials that you can use to make fertilizers for tomatoes, and some of the LESS COMMON options are to use horse manure, egg shells, bon meal and even worm castings. Each of the types of organic compost come with their own pros and cons and I would like to write a few posts in the future about how to use the different types. If you have any experience with any of these types or others, please feel free to share them in the comments section.

The biggest advantage of making your own organic fertilizers is that you can save a lot of money. The disadvantage however, is that it can be fairly hard work to consistently make the compost so that you can regularly add them to your tomato garden. If you plan on making your own, you will probably have to dedicate entire days just to do it. If you have enough time, and the will to do it, then making your own fertilizer for tomatoes is a great idea.

2) Purchasing the fertilizer, the easy way out if you don’t have the time and can afford it
This option is a better one if you do have the money to spend, and would prefer not to go through the tiresome process of making your own tomato gardening fertilizers. Note however, most of the compost that you can buy is not organic so you will be causing the environment harm and the fertilizer for tomatoes may have been made using harmful stuff. But, there are quite a few fertilizers for tomatoes that are organic and this is a much better choice. You will be paying a higher price though, but I believe that its worth the extra buck.

As you can see, the comparison that I have made above is not an in-depth one between buying and making your own tomato gardening fertilizers. It is however, the most important things that you need to consider, as it will have an impact on your garden and gardening later on. Do You Buy Fertilizers For Your Tomato Garden, Or Do You Make Your Own?

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