When trying to grow crops in Colorado, it’s very important to not just read up on the climate, soil and conditions that you’re likely to encounter, but also to consider how to use the right type of fertilizer. Organic fertilizer makes the most sense in Colorado, so consider these three tips on the proper use of organic fertilizer products and how you should consider using them for your Colorado crops:
- Learn about the right time to fertilize your crops. Depending on wheat you’re growing, the timing can vary wildly. Some crops need to be fertilized as soon as spring comes, while for others it’s better to wait until late April or May. In some cases, fertilizing crops needs to be done in the autumn, and for certain plants winter fertilizer should also be used to ensure that they survive the freeze.
- When using an organic winter fertilizer, dosage is very important. That is because organic fertilizer tends to release nutrients more slowly and gradually, so you’ll need to know how much to add to make sure your plants and crops get the right amount of nutrients, but also what the maximum amount should be so that the large amount of nutrition will not cause problems for certain seeds and plants.
- Finally, not all organic fertilizer products are made the same. Make sure you read the label and do some research on the brand, before you buy any particular type of organic fertilizer – unless, of course, you make your own.