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Investigate the Ingredients Blood Meal

Investigate the Ingredients Blood Meal

With many garden plants getting stronger and moving past the fastest growth period, you may be ready for a faster releasing nitrogen source, like blood meal. This natural fertilizer contains 12% nitrogen, making it tied with feather meal for the title of our...

Introducing Our Newest, Most Effective Fertilizer Ever

Introducing Our Newest, Most Effective Fertilizer Ever

They said it couldn’t be produced commercially, but we’ve done it. We’ve found an animal manure that builds soil structure better than worm castings. One that is more nutrient-dense than bat guano. An ingredient that is more economical than feather meal. One that...

Ingredients In-Depth Molasses

Ingredients In-Depth Molasses

Mmm…mmm… Molasses! Not the kind in your pantry, but the kind you spread on your lawn or in your garden. Molasses is an often-overlooked soil amendment that feeds vital microbial activity in your garden. While it does not contribute any meaningful nitrogen, phosphorus...

Ingredients In-Depth Kelp Meal

Ingredients In-Depth Kelp Meal

If your soil could use a micronutrient boost, kelp can help! Some chemical analyses have shown up to 60-70 vitamins and minerals in kelp meal fertilizer. The relatively low levels of nitrogen and potassium provide key macronutrients for growth and hardiness without...

Ingredients In-Depth Distillers Grains

Ingredients In-Depth Distillers Grains

One of the more unique ingredients in our fertilizers may be distillers grains, also known as DDGs (dried distillers grains). They are another example of using a byproduct from an industry to feed plants and return nutrients to the soil. In this case, the distilling...

Ingredients In-Depth Bone Meal

Ingredients In-Depth Bone Meal

We’ve got a bone to pick with phosphorus – there aren’t a lot of natural & organic options out there. But bone meal is an awesome one. It is made of steamed animal bones (ours comes from pork bones) that are ground into a meal texture, and is high in both...

Ingredients In-Depth Bat Guano

Ingredients In-Depth Bat Guano

We’re batty for the benefits of bats in the garden. For starters, they voraciously feed on the insects that annoy us – especially mosquitoes. Some bat species are fruit-eaters that help disperse seeds, while others act as pollinators. Many gardeners provide wooden bat...

Ingredients In-Depth AZOMITE®

Ingredients In-Depth AZOMITE®

First off, a huge thank you to Rollin J. Anderson, the geologic prospector who first commercialized AZOMITE in 1942. He had heard folklore from local Native Americans about the “painted rocks” near Salt Lake City, Utah and took some samples of the unique pink...

Ingredients In-Depth Alfalfa Meal

Ingredients In-Depth Alfalfa Meal

At Garden Maker, we love alfalfa meal, which is exactly what it sounds like – a meal made with ground up alfalfa. It’s the “alpha ingredient” in a number of our Signature Blends – the strong base from which we build the rest of our soil-enriching and plant-boosting...

Helpful Hints Companion Planting

Helpful Hints Companion Planting

We’ve all heard of the “Three Sisters” of Native American agriculture as the quintessential example of companion planting. Beans provide needed nitrogen to corn, which grows tall and provides a climbing pole for the beans, while squash covers the ground to prevent...

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Investigate the Ingredients Blood Meal

With many garden plants getting stronger and moving past the fastest growth period, you may be ready for a faster releasing nitrogen source, like blood meal. This natural fertilizer contains 12% nitrogen, making it tied with feather meal for the title of our...

Introducing Our Newest, Most Effective Fertilizer Ever

They said it couldn’t be produced commercially, but we’ve done it. We’ve found an animal manure that builds soil structure better than worm castings. One that is more nutrient-dense than bat guano. An ingredient that is more economical than feather meal. One that...

Ingredients In-Depth Molasses

Mmm…mmm… Molasses! Not the kind in your pantry, but the kind you spread on your lawn or in your garden. Molasses is an often-overlooked soil amendment that feeds vital microbial activity in your garden. While it does not contribute any meaningful nitrogen, phosphorus...

Ingredients In-Depth Kelp Meal

If your soil could use a micronutrient boost, kelp can help! Some chemical analyses have shown up to 60-70 vitamins and minerals in kelp meal fertilizer. The relatively low levels of nitrogen and potassium provide key macronutrients for growth and hardiness without...

Ingredients In-Depth Distillers Grains

One of the more unique ingredients in our fertilizers may be distillers grains, also known as DDGs (dried distillers grains). They are another example of using a byproduct from an industry to feed plants and return nutrients to the soil. In this case, the distilling...

Ingredients In-Depth Bone Meal

We’ve got a bone to pick with phosphorus – there aren’t a lot of natural & organic options out there. But bone meal is an awesome one. It is made of steamed animal bones (ours comes from pork bones) that are ground into a meal texture, and is high in both...

Ingredients In-Depth Bat Guano

We’re batty for the benefits of bats in the garden. For starters, they voraciously feed on the insects that annoy us – especially mosquitoes. Some bat species are fruit-eaters that help disperse seeds, while others act as pollinators. Many gardeners provide wooden bat...

Ingredients In-Depth AZOMITE®

First off, a huge thank you to Rollin J. Anderson, the geologic prospector who first commercialized AZOMITE in 1942. He had heard folklore from local Native Americans about the “painted rocks” near Salt Lake City, Utah and took some samples of the unique pink...

Ingredients In-Depth Alfalfa Meal

At Garden Maker, we love alfalfa meal, which is exactly what it sounds like – a meal made with ground up alfalfa. It’s the “alpha ingredient” in a number of our Signature Blends – the strong base from which we build the rest of our soil-enriching and plant-boosting...

Helpful Hints Companion Planting

We’ve all heard of the “Three Sisters” of Native American agriculture as the quintessential example of companion planting. Beans provide needed nitrogen to corn, which grows tall and provides a climbing pole for the beans, while squash covers the ground to prevent...